Special Education Programs and Services

Providing Educational Services for a Better Tomorrow


  • VBISD Special Education Guiding Principle:

    Partnering to improve lifelong outcomes for every student with Respect, Integrity, Compassion and Excellence.


    • That all students have access to a comprehensive continuum so they can be educated in their least restrictive environment
    • In the importance of collaborating with stakeholders (LEAs, parents, community agencies, etc) to meet the needs of all students
    • That crucial decisions are made based on:
      • Meaningful data
      • Clear and coherent systems and procedures
      • Evidence based instructional practices
      • Transparency and collaboration
    • In the delivery of focused and intentional professional learning with an emphasis on:
      • Promoting positive student outcomes
      • Highly skilled and professional staff
      • Program/service evaluation

    Dave Manson, VBISD Assistant Superintendent ♦ Phone: (269) 539-5149 ♦ Email: dmanson@vbisd.org

    Katy Holverstott, VBISD Director of Special Education ♦ Phone: (269) 539-5114 ♦ Email: kholverstott@vbisd.org

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