Oskaloosa — The Northeast Kansas Education Service Center joins schools and education agencies across the nation in observing American Education Week, which runs through Saturday.
The theme for the 69th annual observance is "Educating Everyone Takes Everyone." The focus of the week is to remind the public that education is a team effort that includes teachers, students, parents and the whole community.
The NEKESC offers special education services in seven school districts in northeast Kansas, including Valley Falls, Oskaloosa, McLouth and Perry-Lecompton.
A full range of special education services is available for exceptional students beginning at age 3. Parents are encouraged to seek assistance from teachers and building principals if they have questions regarding their child's need or eligibility for a special education program or service.
Special education programs in Kansas schools include: learning disabilities, educable mentally handicapped, behavior disordered, speech and language disordered, severely-multiply handicapped, trainable mentally handicapped, hearing impaired, vision impaired, gifted, and early childhood handicapped.
For more information, contact Linda Loving at NEKESC, 863-2919.