All children in Kalamazoo County qualify for assessment and evaluation of disabilities by Kalamazoo Regional Educational Service Agency (Kalamazoo RESA) and its member districts. Students can receive direct instruction, consultation and/or therapy beginning in infancy and continuing to age 26, if needed. Special education services are designed to provide instruction, at no cost to the parent, to meet the unique needs of a child with a disability.
Central Service Area - Kalamazoo Public Schools
Assist. Superintendent for Student Services: Cindy Green
Contact: (269) 337-0161 Fax: (269) 337-0169
Eastern Service Area- Climax-Scotts, Comstock,
Galesburg-Augusta, Gull Lake, Parchment
Director: Janan Zimmerman
Contact: (269) 250-8924 Fax: (269) 250-8921
Southern Service Area- Portage, Schoolcraft, Vicksburg
Director: Gail VanDaff
Contact: (269) 323-5010 Fax: (269) 323-5011
The service areas and member districts each employ special education staff and serve the public school districts and non-public schools in their geographic areas.
Another valuable resource is Project Find Michigan, which helps young people ages 0-26 with physical, social, emotional or learning conditions that prevent them from succeeding in school. Please visit their web site for more information.
Kalamazoo RESA provides programs and services on a county-wide basis which act in support to the school districts in the county: