• Welcome to the Special Education Services for Mountain Home School District. We offer a continuum of services for students from preschool through age 21 that address a variety of student and family needs and concerns. Our program goals, curriculum and materials are developmentally appropriate and focused towards meeting the individual needs of students.

    The district, in cooperation with parents and nonpublic school agencies, engages in Child Find services throughout the school year. Child Find activities are conducted

    1. to create public awareness of special education programs
    2. to advise the public that students who qualify for services have the right to a free appropriate public education and confidentiality protections
    3. to alert community residents that a process exists for identifying and serving children with disabilities from the age of 3 through the semester in which they turn 21.

    If you know of a child who is 3 through 21 years of age who may have individual needs that result from disabilities or developmental delays, and who is not enrolled in a school special education program, please contact the school's principal or teacher where the child attends for school age children and Julie Snyder, (208) 587-2580, for children from 3 to 5 years old. These children may have significant difficulty walking, talking, hearing, or learning, or may display behaviors that appear significantly different from other children their age.


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    Mountain Home School District #193 would like to notify students and/or parents of students who attended Mountain Home School District prior to 2016, that the special education records that have been kept on file are no longer needed to provide educational services. Therefore, in compliance with the school board approved Special Education Policy Manual, these records may be destroyed after December 10, 2021.  Destruction of these records is the best protection against improper and unauthorized disclosure.

    Please be aware that these records may be needed in the future for social security benefits or other purposes. If you desire to review your file or those of your dependent child/children or keep the file for your own records, please direct your request before December 10, 2021 (after this time these records may be destroyed) to: Julie Snyder at (208) 587-2580.

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  • Children living in the Mountain Home School District between the ages of 3 and 5 are encouraged to go through a screening process. The screening is to find children who may have a developmental delay. However, the screening is open to any child.  They must be 3 years old prior to the screening date. An appointment is required. All screenings will be held at West Elementary, 415 West 2nd North, Mountain Home. Contact Julie Snyder at  school district office at (208) 587-2580 x1024 if you have questions.

    2022 - 2023 Preschool Screening Dates

    • September 16, 2022
    • November 4, 2022
    • January 20, 2023
    • March 3, 2023
    • April 7, 2023

    If you have specific questions, please contact the special education department in your child's school or call (208) 587-2580.

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