Who Should I Contact About Special Education?

  • Questions about Special Education Services should first be directed to your child's teacher or building principal. Additionally, the building school psychologist can be a helpful resource.

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    For Special Education Records, please contact Lindsay Martin via email, Lindsay.martin@usd497.org or phone 785-832-5000 ext 4995.

     

    Kevin L. Harrell
    Executive Director Student Support & Special Education
    kharrell@usd497.org
    785-832-5000 ext 2221

     

    Laura Basham
    Director of Student Services (Early Childhood & K-5)
    lbasham@usd497.org
    785-832-5000 ext 2410

     

    Shelia M. Smith
    Assistant Director of Special Education (K-5)
    smsmith@usd497.org
    785-832-5000 ext 4535

     

    Lori Stithem
    Assistant Director of Special Education (6-12, Transition)
    lstithem@usd497.org
    785-832-5000 ext 2668

  • Contact Information

    110 McDonald Drive, Lawrence, KS  66044
    PHONE (785) 832-5000        FAX (785) 832-5016
    Office hours:  8am - 4:30pm  Monday - Friday

    Lisa Koppes -Coordinator II Student Services 

    785-330-2446

    Ivonne Rivera - Administrative Assistant, Special Education Dept./Paraeducator Hours 
    785-330-1719