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Special Education

Contact Information

Erica Gordon,
Director of Special Services


Child Find

Child Find is a legal requirement that schools find all children who have disabilities and who may be entitled to special education and related services. Child Find covers every child from birth through age 21. The school must locate, evaluate and serve children who have needs in the area of cognitive, motor, social, behavior, speech/ language, hearing, or vision.

Birth to 5 Years of Age

For children between birth and five years of age who are suspected of having needs in one or more of the above listed areas, contact Erica Gordon at 503-845-2345 or by email at

Kindergarten to 21 Years of Age

For students from Kindergarten through age 21 may qualify as a student with a disability in one (or more) of Oregon's twelve eligibility categories. Each student is evaluated using multiple measures by a multidisciplinary team, following a standardized process outlined by the IDEA. If you suspect your child as a disability that is adversely affecting their education, please contact your neighborhood school or contact the District's Special Education Director Erica Gordon at 503-845-2345 or by email at

The Mt. Angel School District provides comprehensive Special Education Services. The following is not an exhaustive list, but instead highlights the most commonly provided services.

  • Evaluation
  • Special Education Eligibility Determination
  • Individualized Education Plan (IEP) Development and Implementation
  • Specially Designed Instruction
  • Continuum of Placement Options

Under the requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) 2004, the Oregon Department of Education publishes an annual Special Education report card as part of the State Performance Plan. Additionally, OAR 581-022-2267 requires each entity that has jurisdiction over a public education program to prepare and submit an annual report detailing the use of restraint and seclusion for the preceding school year to ODE. You can see Mt. Angel School District's Special Education Report Card as well as the most recent Restraint & Seclusion reports by clicking on the links below.  

If you have any questions about either report, you can contact Erica Gordon at 503-845-2345.


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