The District's Student Services Department coordinates the provision of services to over 2,000 students with disabilities. Services are designed to provide a free, appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment. At least annually, a multidisciplinary team (including the parents) reviews assessment data and develops an Individualized Education Program (IEP). The IEP describes special education and related services that will be provided to a student with a disability.
Programs and services are provided in the regular classroom to the extent appropriate. Most elementary students with disabilities receive services in the regular classroom. Some or all of the school day may be spent in a resource center or special education classroom. A small number of students with disabilities receive their special education in an off-campus, non-district setting.
Executive Director of Student Services
Identifying Children with Disabilities
The Hillsboro School District (HSD) is seeking assistance in locating children with disabilities (birth through age 21) who have not graduated from high school and currently are not attending nor receiving other special services from public schools.
Oregon and federal law mandate educational services for children with disabilities. HSD provides educational programs and services for eligible children from kindergarten through high school. Services provided are appropriate to each child's disability. The Northwest Regional Education Service District provides educational services for eligible children from birth to kindergarten.
Parents, guardians, or anyone who knows of a child (age five through 21*) with a disability currently not receiving educational services are asked to notify the special education contact person in the child's home school or contact the District Student Services Department at 503-844-1500.
* For children younger than kindergarten, please telephone the NWRESD at 503-614-1446.
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Tax Exemption for Parents fo Children with Disabilities
2011 Tax Exemption for Parents of Children with Disabilities The following summary is a resource for parents to obtain information concerning the Oregon tax exemption for parents of children with disabilities. This basic information will provide you an understanding of the exemption.
The Oregon Tax Code provides an additional tax exemption for parents of eligible children with disabilities in Oregon. The procedure for claiming an exemption for the 2011 tax year is explained in the Oregon Individual Income Tax Return and Instruction booklets.
Who qualifies for the exemption?
A child qualifies if he or she meets all of the following criteria:
Eligible disability categories include:
As per Oregon Revised Statute (ORS) 316.099, children receiving special education services for communication disorders (50) and specific learning disabilities (90) do not qualify for this tax exemption.
What documentation must be submitted with your tax return to qualify for this exemption?
The tax instruction booklet explains that your child must have an Individualized Education Program (IEP) or an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) and an eligibility statement for one of the qualifying disabilities listed above. A copy of the IEP or IFSP coversheet and a copy of the student’s eligibility statement may be obtained from the school district. The coversheet and copy of the eligibility statement should be kept with the child’s permanent health and education records, as maintained by the family – they DO NOT need to be submitted with your tax return. Parents are advised to store an additional copy with their 2011 tax records.
To claim the exemption on your 2011 state taxes, write the child’s name along with the names of all other dependents on the line titled “All dependents” (line 6c on Form 40). In addition, write the name of the eligible child on the line provided for “Disabled children only” (line 6d on Form 40).
Oregon Department of Revenue Online Instructions and Forms
For further information and assistance in completing your tax forms, consult a tax professional or contact the Oregon Department of Revenue at 1-800-356-4222. Instructions and forms for tax year 2011 are currently available online at www.oregon.gov/DOR/forms.shtml.
If you have further questions, you may contact Robbi Perry, Information Specialist, Office of Student Learning and Partnerships, at the Department of Education at 503-947-5782 or firstname.lastname@example.org.