Director of Special Services

Friday, July 13, 2018
Hudsonville Public Schools
Position Details: 

Director of Special Services


  • Consult with staff, parents, and outside agencies regarding Special Education students and programs offered.  Respond to parents regarding the evaluation and placement of their children.
  • Discuss Special Education programs, personnel, and students with building administrators.
  • Ensure compliance with local, state and federal guidelines.
  • Monitor staff caseloads and student progress.
  • Assist in recruitment, selection, and recommendation for hiring special education personnel.
  • Ensure that the district is in compliance with Section 504, Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • Assist building administration in developing Section 504 plans when appropriate.
  • Develop and maintain complete and cumulative individual records of all children receiving special services or enrolled in special classes.
  • Assist in the adaptation of school policies to include special education needs.
  • Assist with the placement of students in special programs outside the district.
  • Keep informed of all legal requirements governing special education.
  • Review special education staffing patterns on a yearly basis, and, when appropriate, make recommendations for change.
  • Supervise and evaluate school psychologists, school social workers, and speech and language pathologists.
  • Work with the business office to develop the annual special education budget.
  • Complete all state and federal special education reports required.
  • Assist in the evaluation of special education classroom teachers.
  • Review special education programs and services on a yearly basis, and when appropriate, make recommendations for change.
  • Conduct department meetings on a regular basis and, when appropriate, conduct meetings with smaller groups within the department, such as speech and language pathologists and the HRS staff.
  • Monitor and approve requests from special education staff for conference/inservice attendance.
  • Maintain a close working relationship with ISD administrative and consultant staff.
  • Work closely with building principals to ensure appropriate pre-referral and referral process within each building.
  • Complete other duties in support of school district goals as assigned by the Superintendent.


  • Master's degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Three years of successful administrative experience.
  • Must hold or be eligible for the Central Office Administrative Certificate with Special Education Endorsement.