Special Services

  •    The Special Services Department offers programs that ensure that all children have a fair, equal and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach proficiency on challenging state academic achievement standards and state academic assessments.

    Federal Programs—Annual Allocation

    Title I A

    Recognizes that all students regardless of their socioeconomic status or background, deserve a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high quality education.  Funding received from Title I is used to plan and implement specific programs and strategies which supplement basic instruction in reading and math.

    Title I C  Migrant Education

    Programs assist students whose mobility raises barriers to success.  The program supports the unique educational as well as health needs of  migrant students by enhancing their opportunities for personal success and advocating for  quality services that promote responsible and productive individuals.

    Title II A 

    Extends Kindergarten hours and lowers class size for literacy instruction.

    Title II D—Enhancing Education Through Technology

    Provides funds for the innovative use of technology in teaching and learning.

    Carl Perkins Vocational & Technical Education

    Provides assistance to develop the academic, vocational and technical skills of students.

    Title III  English Language Acquisition 

    This program funds the development of high quality instructional programs to assure limited English proficient and immigrant students meet the same challenging state academic achievement standards that other children are expected to meet.

    Highly Capable

    Supports identification procedures and services for highly capable students.

    State Programs—Annual Allocation
    Learning Assistance Program

    Services parallel and support the Title I program and its activities but can expand beyond Title I to all low achieving K—12th grade students.

    State Transitional Bilingual

    Funds many of the same services available under Title III and addresses the unique needs of students from linguistically and culturally diverse backgrounds and to help them achieve the high content and performance standards expected of all students in Washington State.

    Programs funded by Competitive Grant Awards

    ECEAP Preschool Program

    Provides funding for low income 4 year olds to attend preschool and receive intervention services.

    District Preschool
    Preschool is available for Manson 4 year olds.  

    21st Century Learning Centers

    Provides opportunities for academic enrichment, tutorials, technology and recreation.

    Readiness to Learn

    Goal is to ensure children and youth have access to resources and services to help them achieve at their highest learning potential. 


    Manson Program Director

    Todd Smith   (509) 687-9585  

    No Child Left Behind 

    On January 8, 2002 President George Bush signed the No Child Left Behind Act. This act reauthorizes and amends federal education programs established under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965.

    The major focus of No Child Left Behind is to provide all children with a fair, equal and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education. The U.S. Department of Education is emphasizing four pillars within the bill: accountability, flexibility, research-based education and parent options. In essence, it is a national extension of the standards-based education reform efforts undertaken in Washington since 1993.

    Parent Involvement 

    The school district will:
    • Provide coordination, technical assistance, and other support necessary to assist schools in planning and implementing effective parent involvement. This will include assistance with translation and outreach to parents with emphasis on the needs of migrant parents and other parents in need of assistance.
    • The District will coordinate parental involvement strategies with programs such as ECEAP, Title I Part C Migrant, State Bilingual Services and others as necessary.
    • The district will coordinate parent leadership training and meet with parents annually to review program services and parent involvement strategies and modify if necessary.
    • The school will communicate with parents in a language they understand.
    • Parent information meetings are held regularly at meeting times that meet parent’s schedules.
    • The school will explain curriculum, assessment, and proficiency levels to help parents understand their student’s progress and the school’s performance.