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Special Education

The North Kitsap School District is committed to providing a supportive and inclusive educational environment for all students, including those with diverse learning needs. The Special Education Department plays a crucial role in ensuring that over 800 students across the district receive the personalized attention and resources they need to succeed academically and develop life skills.

A dedicated team of professionals, including resource room teachers, life skills and intensive support teachers, speech and language pathologists, occupational therapists, and psychologists, work collaboratively to deliver tailored support for each student. This comprehensive approach helps students overcome learning barriers and reach their full potential. Some of these approaches include:

The North Kitsap School District's Special Education Department plays a crucial role in fostering an inclusive learning environment that empowers all students to achieve success, regardless of their individual challenges. Through comprehensive support services and a collaborative approach, the department ensures that every student's unique needs are met. The department's main office, located at the North Kitsap School District Student Support Center, serves as a central hub for communication and coordination, enabling the efficient management of resources and support services. Ultimately, the department's dedication to promoting academic achievement and personal growth creates a well-rounded support system for students, teachers, and parents.

Special Services Records

Special Services Records within the North Kitsap School District pertain to Special Education/504 documentation. To request these records, call (360) 396-3024 or fax requests to (360) 396-3940. Faxed requests should include the student's legal name, birth date, type of documents requested, and the signature of the legal guardian (or the student, if 18 years or older). These records are maintained with strict adherence to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974, ensuring the privacy and confidentiality of student information.

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Contact Us

Special Education Department
18360 Caldart Ave NE
Poulsbo, WA 98370
(360) 396-3024
Fax (360) 396-3940

Lori Buijten
Director of Special Education
(360) 396-3072

Beth Bourque
Assistant Director 
(360) 396-3023

Deborah Ottomano
Administrative Assistant
(360) 396-3027

Christine LaTour
Administrative Assistant
(360) 396-3025