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Exceptional Student Services

 Our mission is to provide quality instruction and support that empowers all students, regardless of ability, to experience academic success, form positive relationships, and become contributing members of society.

District Staff

 Director of Exceptional Student Services 
Thad Gates 

 Program Specialist
Pam Fesko

 Program Specialist/Preschool
Jennine Davidson

Program Specialist
Chris Lane

 Exceptional Student Services Secretary
Sped Records/SAIS
Kathy Papworth

 Exceptional Student Services Secretary
DSC/MAC Coordinator
Autumn Ford

PUBLIC NOTICE - Retention of Special Education Records

In accordance with ARS §41-1351, the retention period is four (4) years for Special Education Records. Keeping records for a time period other than their approved retention period is illegal. Florence Unified School District will destroy Special Education Records of students who have been dismissed or withdrawn from Florence School District for four (4) years or more from the current academic year.

Prior to the destruction of records, you have the right to review the records and obtain copies of any information. To obtain records you must be the parent or the legal guardian of the student or the student (age 18 or older). Please indicate your request by contacting the Exceptional Student Services Department at 520-866-3539 or email before December 1st.

If you do not contact Student Services on or before December 1st, all records four (4) years older than the current academic year will be destroyed in accordance with established policy.