Special Education Services

The Waupun Area School District is committed to meeting the needs of all children. Special Education services are provided to children attending public and private schools within the boundaries of the Waupun Area School District. We offer a variety of special education services to meet individual student needs.

If you would like more information regarding the District's Special Education services or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, please contact:

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Megan Moeller
Interim Director of Student Services
Education Service Center
(920) 324-9341  ext. 2212

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Megan Wienke
Student Services Administrative Assistant
Education Service Center
(920) 324-9341  ext.2100


Special Education Referral Process

Special Education Referral Process

Upon request, the Waupun Area School District is required to evaluate a child for eligibility for special education services. A request for evaluation is known as a referral. When the district receives a referral, the district will appoint an Individualized Education Program (IEP) team to determine if the child has a disability, and if the child needs special education services. The district locates, identifies, and evaluates all children with disabilities who are enrolled by their parents in private (including religious) schools, elementary schools and secondary schools located in the school district. A physician, nurse, psychologist, social worker, or administrator of a social agency who reasonably believes a child brought to him or her for services is a child with a disability has a legal duty to refer the child, including a homeless child, to the school district in which the child resides. Before referring the child, the person making the referral must inform the child's parent that the referral will be made. Others, including parents, who reasonably believe a child is a child with a disability may also refer the child, including a homeless child, to the school district in which the child resides. If you have questions about your child's academic or behavioral performance, you may contact the building administrator or school psychologist. Referrals must be in writing and include the reason why the person believes the child is a child with a disability. A referral may be made by contacting Megan Wienke, Special Education Secretary, Waupun Area School District at 920-324-9341 or email her at mwienke@waupun.k12.wi.us.

Speech and Language Concerns

Concerns about your child's speech articulation development? In the chart attached, each solid bar indicates when children generally MASTER the specified sounds.

Speech Articulation Developmental Chart

This chart depicts a range of development and should only be used as a general guide.


Parental Referral Resources

Resource for Parents wanting to make a referral for special education. The attachment includes parent questions for the referral process.

Notice to Persons Required to Make Referrals

This notice is used to meet the state law requirements in 115.777(3)(d), Wis. Stats. This notice will be published in multiple sources annually to reach all parents and individuals required to make referrals throughout WASD.

Child Find Records Confidentiality Annual Notice

This notice is used to meet the federal law requirement in 34 CRF 300.612.

Parentally Placed Private Schools & Special Education

The Department of Public Instruction (DPI) has prepared this bulletin to address common questions about school district responsibilities under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) to students with disabilities placed in private schools by their parents. Bulletin 06.01

Parentally Placed Private School students identified as having a disability, may be eligible for a Service Plan. For more information about Service Plans please read this brochure.  Service Plan Brochure

Wisconsin's Informational Guidebook on Dyslexia and Related Conditions

The informational dyslexia guidebook required by 2019 Wisconsin Act 86 is online at https://dpi.wi.gov/reading/dyslexiaguidebook. The guidebook was created through collaboration between the advisory committee, as outlined in Act 86, and DPI. Per Act 86, the informational guidebook discusses screening, instruction and intervention, and resources that can support improved learning for school-aged individuals with characteristics of dyslexia. The audience for the information is broad and includes but is not limited to parents and families, educators, interventionists or reading teachers, and educational leaders. Each school district is required to include a link to the informational guidebook on dyslexia and related conditions; the school district link must be available no later than December 1, 2021.