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Special Education at Royal School District


If you think your child (birth to 21) has difficulty seeing or hearing, has communication or diagnoses diagnosed health problems, or has difficulty learning or playing, help is as close as your Childfind Coordinator at Red Rock Elementary School. Parents with children in private schools and/or parochial schools, or anyone knowing of a child who is highly mobile, homeless or migrant, should contact their closest school district in which they attend for Childfind information.

Childfind is a process of locating children who will need special services in order to experience success in school. Schools and community agencies work together to provide these services. If you know a child that may need help, call Patty Tapia at 509- 346-2487 ext. 1160 or Dr. Effie Dean at ext. 4003.

State and Federal Requirements

  • State and Federal laws govern the special education program through chapter 392-172 WAC (Washington Administrative Code)
  • We provide a continuum of services from birth through the age 21

The Special Education policies and procedures, evaluations, IEP's, and any reports to IDEA are available to the public, upon request, by contacting the special services office at 509-346-2222 ext. 4003, or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Procedural Safeguards

6 Principals of the Law

Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE)

  • Appropriate evaluation
  • Individualized Education Program (IEP)
  • Parent and Student participation in decisions
  • Procedural Due Process
  • Services to be provided by highly qualified individuals

Fourteen Qualifying Categories for Special Education

  • Developmentally Delayed
  • Emotionally/Behaviorally Disabled
  • Communication Disordered
  • Orthopedically Impaired
  • Specific Learning Disability
  • Intellectually Impaired
  • Multiple Disabilities
  • Deafness
  • Hearing Impairment
  • Visually Impaired/Blindness
  • Deaf/Blindness
  • Autism
  • Traumatic Brain Injury


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Royal School District No. 160
901 Ahlers Rd. • PO Box 486
Royal City, WA 99357 
Phone: 509-346-2222 • Fax: 509-346-8746