Special Education in EPSD

  • About our program

    The purpose of our special education program is to provide full educational opportunities and support to all children with disabilities.  This allows them to develop university and career readiness skills, as well as achieve the same overall foundations for success as general education students. 

    Services for students with disabilities in Estes Park change as goals are attained, as current research defines strategies and direction, and as legal mandates change.  The Special Education Director guides special education staff in compliance with state and federal regulations in providing services to all students with disabilities so that students receive a free and appropriate public education.  Students receiving these services will receive them in the least restrictive educational environment.


    Our mission is to provide students with special needs a foundation to increase student achievement and necessary skills to pursue further education and/or confidently enter the workforce.


    Our goal is to collaborate with parents and students to provide an exceptional educational program that provides each student with the tools they need to thrive and be prepared for a 21st century education.   

    Parent Resources

    An online presentation in both English and Spanish for parents new to the special education process is available through the Colorado Department of Education at: Un Repaso al Proceso de Education Especial: http://www.cde.state.co.us/cdesped/IEP.asp 

    Procedural safeguards at: https://www.cde.state.co.us/spedlaw/2011proceduralsafeguards

    ***NEW STUDENTS AND PARENTS: For information about special education services in the district, please contact Lazlo Hunt, Director of Special Education at 970-586-2361 x3008. If your son or daughter is already receiving educational services under an Individual Education Plan (IEP), please bring a copy to the school of their most current IEP AND a copy of their most recent testing results when you register your child.