Steve Dahl, Director of Special Programs
Click the links on the left for general information on Special Programs including:
  • Special Education (birth to age 21)
  • Section 504 
  • Title 1
  • Learning Assistance Program
  • English Language Learner (ELL) Program

 To contact Steve Dahl, Director of Special Programs, directly with a question or concern:

354-2893 ext. #1 or email at:  

For questions about the District's Child Find Process or about the District's Integrated Preschool Program,  contact Pam Hall (Special Education Secretary)at:

354-2893 ext. #2 or email at:
For further information on Special Education Programs such as the Integrated Preschool (ages 3-5) and the Community Transitions Program (ages 18-21), access the following link: 
Child Find Notice: 
If you suspect your child has a disability then please communicate this with your child's Teacher or the Principal at your child's school. If your child is not yet enrolled or you are experiencing homelessness at this time - but you suspect your child may have a disability - then please consider learning more what services your child might be entitled to under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). You are encouraged to contact the District's Special Programs Office at 354-2893. 
You can access this information through OSPI's website which has extensive resources available to the public about the process districts use to determine eligibility for any child suspected of having a disability:

  • Lynden School District Special Education Procedures

    The District's Special Education Procedures 2161P can be accessed here.
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  • OSPI Special Education Resources

    The Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction provides guidance and information that is valuable to parents of students who are, or may be, eligible for services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Please consult these OSPI Special Education resources which span the legal framework which governs special education policies and procedures that the district adheres to.

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