Update 2/8/23
According to a press conference today (2/8/23), the evacuation zones have been lifted and the road closures have been opened. All students should be able to be transported to and from school tomorrow, February 9, 2023 as normal. 
For families who chose to evacuate, absences for the remainder of the week will be considered excused. Absent students can work from Schoology, should they be able to. Families of K-4 students can either contact their child’s teacher for work or can get caught up upon their return to school. Should your family be impacted and you need assistance, please reach out to your child’s school. 

Special Education Services

Welcome to the Special Education Department webpage!

Blackhawk School District is proud to offer a full continuum of special education services and programs to all students eligible for such services. We implement and support Inclusion Learning Support services, as well as a Life Skills support program called "PRIDE". Blackhawk also offers services such as speech/language therapy, occupational therapy, and physical therapy, as well as support for hearing and/or visually impaired students. Social, behavioral, and sensory needs of students along the Autism spectrum are met with appropriate supports, and implemented by trained teachers and staff.  School districts may not charge parents of eligible students with disabilities for the costs of related services that have been included on the child's IEP when the IEP team has determined that such services are required in order for the child to benefit from his or her education.

If you would like further information about our Special Education services, please contact Dr. Trisha Huston - Director of Special Education at #724 843-1005.




Trisha Huston
Director of Special Education
Business: 724 843-1005

Kristen Wallace
School Psychologist
Business:  724 843-1005

Kathie Kiser
Secretary, Special Education
Business: 724 843-1005

Christy Desselle
Speech/Language Therapist
Business: 724 843-5050

Krystal Kier
Speech/Language Therapist 
Business: 724 843-5050
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