• Mill Valley Special Education Overview

    Play, Learn and grow  
    Mill Valley School District's Vision 
    The Mill Valley School District has an exceptional Special Education Program and teaching staff.  We are committed to offering the best academic and social/emotional programs for all students.
    Special Education services in the District foster inclusive practices and climates where individuality and diversity are respected, honored, and celebrated.  The District partners with our staff, students, and parents to develop successful learning environments for the academic and social success of each student.
    The District strides to provide a continuum of services available to all the students in our schools.  We use a number of supports designed to meet the unique needs of students with disabilities and to enable their access to the general education curriculum. The District has special education personnel who are qualified to deliver high quality, evidence-base instruction and support services, accommodations that do not alter the standards nor lower the expectations for students to successfully accomplish their work, and assistive technology devises and services to enable access to common core standards.
    MVSD uses instructional strategies based on the principals of universal design for learning.  These strategies present information in multiple ways and allows students to express what they know in a variety of ways.
    Please view our Special Ed Programs page for more information.

    Special Education Law
    The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires local education agencies to ensure " that to the maximum extent appropriate, children with disabilities, including children in public or private institutions or other care facilities are educated with children who are non-disabled and that special classes, separate schooling or other removal of children with disabilities from the regular educational environment occurs only if the nature and severity of the disability is such that education in regular classes with the use of supplementary aids and services cannot be achieved satisfactorily."
    For more information, please contact:

    Julie Harris
    Director of Student Support Services