Angela Thornburgh, Director of Student Services
3839 Prairie Street, SW
Grandville, MI 49418
Special EducationA full continuum of programs and services is provided to students who require special education intervention. Grandville has a full complement of diagnostic staff personnel in order to conduct individual student evaluation and provide support service to students, teachers, and parents. Generally, requests for individual student evaluation are generated through the building level Student Support Team (SST) process when there is a question in regard to whether a student may have a disability which impacts the learning process. Parents who suspect that their child may have a disability may request that a multidisciplinary evaluation be completed. For school or parent initiated referrals, signed parent permission is necessary. Grandville Public Schools adheres to state and federal policies and laws.
Join the Special Education Parent List ServeIf you would like to receive e-mails on upcoming events, information, and available resources please complete this form and return it to your child's teacher or via e-mail to Angela Thornburgh, Director of Student Services, firstname.lastname@example.org
Special Education Parent Support GroupsThis year, the Student Services Department will be presenting a series of informational meetings for parents pertaining to relevant issues within special education. If you would like to know more, please contact Peggy Bultema at 254-6768.PACParent Advisory Committee–Special Education (PAC) is a group of parents. Each member of the committee has a special needs child in school and all have been through the IEP process. PAC’s goal is to equip parents with available resources and inform them of parent support groups. Please call 254-6768 if you have questions.PASEPASE is the Parent Advisory to Special Education group which provides advisory input to support special education services with our county. For more information, call the KISD Special Education Department at 616-365-2297.
Diversity InitiativesOur district values the diversity of our students and their families. Over 22 languages are spoken by our students and our teachers work to meet the needs of students with different learning styles. More than 130 members of our staff have attended the Healing Racism workshops at KISD.
Intermediate School District InformationKent Intermediate School DistrictThe KISD site contains information on Special Education, Career & Technical Training, Parent Educational Resources and more.