Special Education Resources

It is our goal to properly identify and serve all preschool and school-aged children with disabilities who reside in our district. 

The Liberty Elementary School District will make the following services available to all children with disabilities residing within the district:

  • A free, appropriate public education (FAPE).

  • A fair, accurate, and unbiased evaluation to assist in deciding special education and related services.

  • An individualized determination regarding a child’s eligibility for special education and related services by a properly constituted team.

  • An Individualized Education Program (IEP) based upon each child’s individual capabilities and needs.

  • An education in the least restrictive setting in which each child can make educational progress.

  • The same array of academic, nonacademic, physical education, and extracurricular activity services that is available to children without disabilities.

LESD will protect the rights of children and their parents throughout the special education process, is committed to being in complete compliance with federal and state laws and regulations, and to providing parents with accurate information about their rights and responsibilities. Click on the link below to view our Procedural Safeguards.
Procedural Safeguards English
Procedural Safeguards Spanish

Click here to access the Raising Special Kids website. Raising Special Kids is a non-profit organization that provides support and information for parents of children, from birth to age 26, with a full range of disabilities and special health care needs. Programs are offered at no cost to families, and are available in English and Spanish.
Raising Special Kids

Click on the link below to access the annual parent notification to access public benefits.
IDEA Written Notification regarding Use of Public Benefits

Meet Your School Psychologists
Julie Capps - Freedom Elementary and Las Brisas Academy; jcapps@liberty.k12.az.us
Dr. Mike Levine - Estrella Mountain Elementary and Liberty Elementary; mlevine@liberty.k12.az.us
Craig Zinkiewicz - Westar Elementary and Rainbow Valley Elementary; czinkiewicz@liberty.k12.az.us