The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is designed to ensure that all students have a significant opportunity to have a fair and equitable high-quality education and to close educational achievement gaps. These programs provide assistance to rural- and low-income schools and services to students who are migrants, at-risk (including neglected and delinquent), homeless and English learners. In addition, the programs provide assistance to 21st Century Learning Centers and professional development for teachers and leaders.

The goal of the Special Services department is to promote the development and implementation of quality education for all students in the Richmond R-XVI School District. We are committed to assisting students in achieving their academic goals and to enhance their personal, intellectual and social development through the provision of a broad range of programs and services.

The Special Services department oversees the following programs:

Special Education

Section 504

Title 1

English Learners / Migrant Students

Homebound Services

Homeless Services

Foster Care

Parents as Teachers

Gifted Program