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School District

1113 Legion Way SE
Olympia, WA 98501
Office: (360) 596-6100

OSD Special Education Parent Teacher Organization

The Special Education PTO works to improve each child's school experience by connecting parents and educators with information and with one another. The PTO works in partnership with the District, making recommendations for the annual budget, educational programs, and any other topics concerning our students.

The PTO meets monthly during the school year and provides informative programs on a wide variety of topics including community resources, District programs, managing the IEP process, and much more. Meetings are open to everyone—parents, guardians, Special Education and general education teachers, family members, administrators, paraeducators and therapists. You may attend any or all meetings. 

Upcoming Meetings 

Monday, March 27, 2017, 6-7:30 p.m.
Knox Building, 1113 Legion Way SE, Room 301
This month we will share information and have a discussion about recreational and therapeutic activities for our children in Thurston County. All our welcome and free childcare is available. Please contact Erika Krupp at 360-705-6497 for information.

Past Meetings

Contact your School Representative for more information. You can also contact Erika Krupp or Sheila McCartan, Special Education (Sp ED) PTO co-presidents.

School Representatives

School Representative
Boston Harbor ES Kirstin Etherage
Centennial ES Shani Cate
Garfield ES Erin Gayton
Hansen ES Susan Raymond
Lincoln Options ES Tammy Rosser
L.P. Brown ES Kirstin Etherage
Madison ES Juli Skeen
McKenny ES Juli Skeen
McLane ES Janelle Holbein
Pioneer ES Jama Williams
Roosevelt ES Monique Farland
ORLA Kirstin Etherage
Jefferson MS Kirstin Etherage
Marshall MS Shani Cate
Reeves MS Juli Skeen
Washington MS Carolyn Crowson
Avanti HS Juli Skeen
Capital HS Barbara Linzy
Olympia HS Jama Williams

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Do you have a question for one of our committees?

Transition Committee
Identifies needs and develops programs to help students transition smoothly through key steps in the education process such as changing schools, entering a new grade or preparing for life after graduating high school. Contact Donna Burkhart

School Representative Committee
Ensures that educators and parents at each school have ready access to Sp Ed PTO resources and information. Contact Juli Skeen

Events Committee
Proposes and schedules speakers, presentations and events. Gathers information from the special needs community about relevant programs and topics. Contact Devika Saletore

Communication Committee
Connects families and educators, increases disability awareness and acceptance and promotes involvement in programs and events. Contact Kirstin Etherage

Community Recreational Resources

Community Recreational Resources List for Children and Adults with disabilities and/or special needs.