The Office of Diverse Learner Supports and Services (ODLSS) provides the tools and resources to ensure that all diverse learners receive a high quality public education that prepares students for success.
ODLSS is responsible for student evaluations, creating and monitoring Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), and working with schools, staff, and families to fulfill these plans towards greater student development and achievement. ODLSS uses a data-driven approach to best support the needs of each individual student, and does so in compliance with federal and state regulations regarding special education, including the Individual with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
Assessment and Eligibility for Supports and Services
ODLSS programs serve students from early childhood to young adult. The department works closely with the Office of Early Childhood Education (OECE) to assess students and identify the services and supports they need. The teams are dedicated to providing all students with access to high quality, individualized instruction.