Special Education

  • The Wentzville School District has proudly provided quality Special Education services for decades and continues to be a leader in the field of Special Education in the state.  Complying with the law for considerations of Least Restrictive Environment, we provide a full continuum of services.  Each student who meets eligibility for special education defined by the State and Local Compliance Plans and is in need of “Specialized Instruction” has an Individualized Education Plan (IEP).  Prior to having an IEP written, a required comprehensive education evaluation is completed.  The district employs certified Psychological and Educational Examiners to complete these educational evaluations.  The law requires each evaluation to be reviewed every three years and each IEP to be reviewed and revised at least annually.  

    The student’s IEP team, which includes the student’s parents, determines the service delivery needed to support the student making progress on the IEP goals.  The service delivery models include but are not limited to:

    • Class within a Class
    • Direct Instruction
    • Essential Skills
    • Centers Based Instruction
    • Outside Placements
    • Homebound

    Students who may experience significant regression during the summer or are starting to acquire an “emerging skill” may qualify for Extended School Year (ESY).  

    For more information concerning Special Education in the Wentzville School District contact our Special Education Process Coordinators at 636-327-3800.

    • Vanessa Fritsche- Director of Special Education ext. 20263
    • Heather Martin - Elementary School Level ext. 20295
    • Rachel Kohn - Elementary School Level ext. 20241
    • Shara Kuehl- Elementary School Level ext. 
    • Amanda Pruett - Middle School Level ext. 20020
    • Laurie Berry - High School Level ext. 20292
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