The Payette School District is proud to offer our students a wide variety of special services to meet the academic needs of each individual student. Throughout the state of Idaho it is typical for 15-20% of students to receive intervention services. The Payette School District follows right in line with the state average. We have 10% of our students receiving Special Education services, and another 10% of our students receiving Response to Intervention (RtI) services.
What is Response to Intervention (RtI):
Response to Intervention is part of the Federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) of 2001. NCLB requires that students who are not able to maintain the academic performance expected by their school be provided with Early Intervening services to assist the student in “catching up”. Payette School District has the proud distinction of being the first district in Idaho to be a K-12 Response to Intervention District. Last year we offered intervention services to 157 students district wide.
Each of the four main buildings has a specially trained team of Response to Intervention teachers. Each team consists of administration, counselors, general education teachers, and special education teachers who create an individualized plan for the student, which outlines how the team plans to assist the student in catching up.
What is Special Education
Special Education services are provided to those students who require more intensive intervention services. In order to qualify for Special Education a student must have a disability that qualifies under Idaho guidelines, and the disability must adversely affect their educational performance. Determination of a student’s eligibility is made through assessments, interviews with parents, students, teachers, and administration.
Payette presently offers special education services to 173 students, which includes not only K-12 but also preschool students. Our 9 special education teachers work very hard every day to provide the highest quality education possible for each student. If you have ever had the opportunity to visit with any one of them you will know how dedicated they are to assisting the student with special needs.
If you know of a child who requires intervention or special education services and the child is between the ages of 3-21 please contact the Special Services office at (208) 642-4138. We may be reached Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Payette Education Center
20 N 12th Street
Payette, Idaho 83661
Extended School Year:
A special education program for students ranging from 3-21 years of age. Students are severe and profound and most require personal care throughout the day (diapering and other personal issues) Services run the month of July; Monday through Friday each week, 8:30-2:30 and is held at the PEC.
Teachers: You must hold a K-12 Generalist degree in Special Education with a special education math certification. You must have at least 2 year experience working with severe and profound students.
Assistants: You must have no less than 5 years of special education experience and at 2 of those years must be with severe and profound students.
If you meet the criteria and are interested in employment please E-mail me. Preference will be given to those who have previously worked in Payette’s ESY program.