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Special Education

At BCPS we protect student's rights by providing the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) for ALL students. If an academic, social/emotional, speech or fine/gross motor concern arises with a student, a formal intervention process is activated. Please contact your building principal or counselor if you would like to begin this process.

Diagnostic services are available to any resident of Byron Center attending either Byron Center Public Schools, Byron Center Christian, Zion Christian or registered home-schoolers. Psychological, occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech and language, and social work testing are available.

We provide Special Education Support Services in all of our six school buildings. A Resource Room is available for students who need daily intervention. Byron Center Public Schools is using the criteria of "Pattern of Strengths and Weaknesses" to determine the existence of a specific learning disability.  Social work, speech and language and occupational and physical therapies are also available.

Byron Center Public Schools also houses a regional program. We are part of Region III, which is comprised of Byron Center, Godfrey Lee, Godwin Heights, Grandville, Kelloggsville and Wyoming Public Schools. Byron Center houses the Moderately Cognitively Impaired Program (MoCI). The MoCI program is available at every level, with classrooms at Marshall Elementary, Nickels Intermediate School, Byron Center West Middle School, and Byron Center High School. We provide a full continuum of support for these students.

Support for our non-school age students is provided through the following options: itinerant services (speech & language, social work and/or occupational therapy),  our Speech and Language Home-Community Program,  or our Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) Program.  For more information regarding our non-school age programs and services, click below.

PDF DocumentNon-School Age Programs & Services

If you have questions about any of the programs or services provided by Byron Center Public Schools, please contact Erin Tacoma - Student Service Director at 616-878-6121, or Sue Westhouse - Administrative Assistant at 616-878-6112.