Bellevue School District is pleased to announce our Annual Proportionate Share Consultation meetings. Each year, our special education team meets with representatives from private schools located in Bellevue to discuss how “Proportionate Share” funding will be spent the following school year.Read More
The vision of Special Education in the Bellevue School District is that students are, first and foremost, general education students. Our students:
- Achieve their potentials and are as independent as possible in determining and living out their preferred futures.
- Are prepared for their next step in continuing their education, career, and life.
- Are supported in achieving their preferred futures by a cohesive network which includes their family, school district staff and resources, and a wide array of community partners and services.
- Become self-fulfilled, self-determined, and productive members of the community.
When a child or young adult is identified as eligible for special education, the district provides education that is specially designed to meet the student’s unique needs and ultimately aimed at preparing the student for a post high school academic setting, employment and independent living. Special education is provided at no cost to the student or parent.
Special education must conform to the student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP). An IEP is a written plan for a child with a disability that includes specific information about areas needing additional or special support, and the services that will be provided. The IEP may include instruction conducted in the classroom, in the home, in hospitals, institutions and other settings.
- 2021/2022 Special Education Organization Chart (PDF)
- BSD Steps to Communicate with School and District Staff (English (PDF) / Spanish (PDF))
- Bellevue Special Needs PTSA Brochure 2019-20 (PDF)
- Parent & Student Rights (Procedural Safeguards)
- Section 504
Special Education Records
The Bellevue School District retains special education records six years from separation of services. If the student has not received services from BSD in more than 6 years, those records are no longer available.
Students currently enrolled:
Please contact your school for records.
Phantom Lake Elementary School community celebrated Autism Acceptance Day by wearing red and engaging in classroom activities that highlight and celebrate autistic and neurodiverse individuals.Read More
Please join the Bellevue Special Needs PTA and BSD’s Special Education Department for this parent-focused workshop navigating the IEP process.Read More
Special Education Staff
All phone numbers begin with (425) 456-