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Welcome to SCSD#1 Special Services!

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Here at Sublette #1, we are committed to providing students with disabilities a quality education that supports individual learning needs. We offer a continuum of services and programs for students, school age through the age of 21. We have an exceptional special education staff and team that are dedicated to students! 

We know that parent communication is vital for student success and we look forward to working with families to assist in the educational process.  

The Special Services Department includes special education, homebound instruction, counseling, and school nursing services and provides coordination with community agencies and the juvenile justice system.   

A full range of special education services is provided for approximately 13% of the school population in both “pull-out” and “inclusive” programs on a multi-categorical basis.  Related service supports include transportation, speech and language therapy, occupational and physical therapy, adapted physical education, counseling, parent training, transition, audiology, health services, and assistive technology. 

Parents are always welcome to visit your child’s school and or teacher regarding student progress. Each of our schools are equipped with programs and interventions available to all students that can be accessed in order to provide the supports and accommodationsnecessary for success.

Our Special Education Department is always available to answer any questions/concerns and assist families in supporting their student(s). 

Please feel free to call or email at any time. Thank you and we look forward to working with you! 


Open Letter From the Special Services Director Angie Murphy

I would like to introduce myself as the Special Services Director.

I have transitioned into this position after teaching Special Education for three years at Pinedale High School. During that time, Sublette County School District #1 has filled me with both professional and personal growth. Prior to moving to Pinedale, I taught in the elementary, middle, and high school Special Education settings. I received my Masters of Education from the University of Utah in 2005 and recently completed my administration endorsement from the University of Wyoming (2013). My husband and our three school-aged girls thoroughly enjoy living in Pinedale and all that the community has to offer. I have a passion for education and particularly for advocating for students that struggle within the system.

I look forward to meeting you on a formal level during your child’s IEP this year. I am also available to meet with you anytime outside of that meeting. The best way to contact me would be via email: or I will be in the office at 307-367-5515. Elisha Haley, the Special Services Secretary, will also be available at that time to take your call.

I appreciate your time in reading this letter. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have, or just to introduce yourself.


Angie Murphy

(307) 367-5515

According to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, specially designed instruction is provided at no cost to the parent, to meet the unique needs of a child with a disability. This specially designed instruction involves adapting, as appropriate to the needs of an eligible student, the content, methodology or delivery of instruction:To address the unique needs of the child that result from his/her disability; and to ensure access of the child to the general curriculum, so that the child can meet the educational standards within the district that apply to all children.In Wyoming, Children who are eligible for special education are entitle to a free appropriate public education (FAPE) in the least restrictive environment (LRE) from the age of three through the school year in which the student turns 21 years old. School districts ensure the provision of FAPE in the LRE for each eligible child through the development and implementation of an Individual Education Plan (IEP), which is updated at least annually. 

Eligibility for Special Education Services

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Who is eligible?

Any student is eligible when identified within one of the categories of disability as defined under state and federal definition and demonstrates an education impact as determined by the Special Education Team.

Eligibility Classifications

The categories of disability which must be met in order for students to qualify for special education include:  autism, cognitive disability, deaf-blindness, developmental delay, emotional disturbance, hearing impairment including deafness, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairment, other health impaired, specific learning disability, speech or language impairment, traumatic brain injury, and visual impairment including blindness.

What happens in the evaluation process?

Every school has a Building Intervention Team (BIT) that processes referrals from parents, staff or other concerned parties of students who are experiencing educational difficulties.  The BIT reviews information and designs appropriate intervention to assist staff in providing alternatives.  The BIT is responsible for referring students to the Special Education Department for further evaluations if these alternatives are unsuccessful.

After obtaining the parent’s/legal guardian’s written consent, the Special Education Department will conduct an assessment of the student that includes teacher and parent/legal guardian interviews, testing and classroom observation(s).

The Special Education Department is comprised of individuals knowledgeable in the area of the suspected disability, as well as persons familiar with the student’s background.  The purpose of the evaluation is to determine if the student is eligible under one of the existing disabilities.
If the Special Education Team determines if the student is eligible, special education and related services may be initiated to provide appropriate educational services

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