Special Education

BCPS provides supports in 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 the building principal or counselor to begin this process.

Diagnostic services are available to any resident of Byron Center attending 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.

BCPS provides Special Education Support Services in all seven school buildings. 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 is part of Region III of Kent County 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. A full continuum of support is available.

Support for non-school aged students is provided through the following options: itinerant services (speech and language, social work and/or occupational therapy)  and our Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) Program.  

For more information contact Erin Tacoma - Student Services Director or Jill Dykhouse - Administrative Assistant at 616.878.6100 or studentservices@bcpsk12.net.