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​The Exceptional Student Services Division is provided for children with special needs. The Indiviudal with Disabilities Education Act assures that all students receive the same educational opportunities as all students. Some children and youth need additional specialized instruction to reach their full potential.  Geary County Schools USD 475 is committed to providing programs and services to children with exceptionalities to reach their potential for the future. USD 475 offers a continuum of programs and services that are tailored to meet the needs of each individual child. Each child is entitled to an appropriate public education and the opportunity to succeed.

 

Blank_woman_placeholder_svg copy.pngRebekah Helget

Executive Director of ESS

(785) 717-4000

RebekahHelget@usd475.org

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Assistant Director of ESS

(785) 717-4090
KathrynBeougher@usd475.org

Rebekah Helget oversees the special education department, referred to as Exceptional Student Services in Geary County Schools USD 475. She is responsible for ensuring that the department meets all state and federal IDEA and special education law requirements and maintains the budget. Rebekah is also responsible for new hires and retention of personnel needed to meet the needs of our student population.Dr. Kathryn Beougher works with and provides professional development within the department. She assists with communication and integration between special education and general education, as well, provides support to parents when they have questions and concerns.

 

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Staff

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Nicole Nutter
ESS Secretary
(785) 717-4093
NicoleNutter@usd475.org 

Nicole Nutter is responsible for preparing the state personnel report, billing and purchasing, travel arrangements, extra-duty vouchers, and helping to organize most of the events and meetings held for and within the department. In addition, she is the department receptionist and is happy to assist you.

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​Traciann Petite
Coaching & Compliance Coordinator
(785) 717-4092
TraciannPetite@usd475.org

Traciann Petite works with a team of eight special education coaches who, in turn, work with case managers across the district. Coaches assist teachers in maintaining compliance with special education paperwork and practices, as well as coach case managers for instrucitonal improvement. 

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​Kim Williams
Medicaid Clerk
(785) 717-4096
Kim Williams@usd475.org

Kim Williams works with Medicaid records and data. Her main focus is Medicaid reimbursement. She maintains related service provider records and service logs and will assist with data entry for students who receive gifted services. 

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​Susan Payne
Medicaid Clerk
(785) 717-4094
SusanPayne@usd475.org

Susan Payne works with Medicaid records and data. Her main focus with Medicaid is state reporting. She also assists the MIS Data Clerks with speech related data entry in the department's student management system. 

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​Crystal Leach
MIS Data Clerk
(785) 717-4097
CrystalLeach@usd475.org

Crystal Leach is responsible for maintaining correct records in the department's student management system. She assists case managers with data entry into that system and ensure IDEA Indicators are correctly reported to the state.

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Lori Crider
ESS Records Clerk/MIS
(785) 717-4095
LoriAnneCrider@usd475.org
Lori Crider is responsible for maintaining correct records in the department's student management system. She assists case managers with data entry into that system and ensure IDEA Indicators are correctly reported to the state.

 

 

 

 




 

 

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Autism

Deaf

Blindness

Developmentally Delayed

Emotional Disturbance

Giftedness

Hearing Impairment

Learning Disability

Intellectually Disabled

Multiple Disabilities

Orthopedic Impairment

Other Health Impairment

Speech/Language Disabilities

Tramatic Brain Injury

Visual Impairment

  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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