Student Services

Student Services

Student Services

Exceptional Student Services (ESS)

Welcome to CGUHSD Exceptional Student Services.
Where “ALL means ALL”

Special Education is a “service not a place”, and here at CGUHSD we provide the continuum of services to meet the needs of ALL students identified with different disabilities.

Special Education Services

Special Education services and programs of the Casa Grande Union High School District shall emerge from the general educational program to meet the instructional and environmental needs of our exceptional children. An exceptional student is defined as any student who, because of an identified disability, requires specially designed instruction in order to receive a free, appropriate public education.

Special Education is a service-not a place. Special Education shall be provided through a continuum of services which include instruction in the general education classroom with supplementary aids and services, services integrated into the general education classroom, specialized instruction in a resource or pull-out setting, instruction in a specialized classroom, instruction in a special school, home instruction, and instruction in hospitals or institutions. The removal of students with disabilities from the general educational environment will only occur when the nature or severity of the disability is such that education in general education classes or in a building with non-disabled students, with the use of Special Education services, cannot be achieved satisfactorily. The District may contract, as necessary, for the education of students with disabilities in approved public or private agencies when the needs of the student cannot be met within the district.

It is the policy of the Casa Grande Union High School District that students with disabilities:

  1. Will be located and identified.
  2. Will have comprehensive evaluation services which define both needs and strengths.
  3. Will have Individual Education Programs designed to meet their specific needs.
  4. Will be offered special help based on the individual education program in the Least Restrictive Environment possible, and as close as possible to the student’s home school.
  5. Will have any potentially harmful effects considered prior to placement for Special Education services.
  6. Will be educated to the maximum extent possible with non-disabled peers.
  7. Will have their programs reviewed at least annually.
  8. Will be re-evaluated or considered for re-evaluation at least every three years.

Students in public or private institutions or other care facilities will be educated with nondisabled peers to the maximum extent appropriate. The district will establish procedures for monitoring the programs of such students, and will provide for reintegration into the public schools when recommended in the student’s Individual Educational Programs. No child in an institution, who is capable of being educated in a general public school setting as defined by the IEP, will be denied access to education in the public schools.


Sean Casey
Casey, Sean
Student Services Director
Office: 520-316-3360 x 1111
Lee Brown
Brown, Lee
Student Services Administrative Assistant
Office: 520-316-3360 x 1110

504 Coordinator (District Office)

Sean Casey
Casey, Sean
Student Services Director
Office: 520-316-3360 x 1111

504 Coordinator (CGUHS)

Vicki Lawton
Lawton, Vicki
ESS Site Coordinator
Office: 520-836-8500 x 3545

504 Coordinator (VGHS)

Molly Ryan
Ryan, Molly
ESS Site Coordinator
Office: 520-876-9400 x 4149

Title IX Coordinator (District Office)

Lisa Miller
Miller, Lisa
CTE Director
Office: 520-316-3360 x 1122

Title IX Coordinator (CGUHS)

Randy Robbins
Robbins, Randy
Athletics & Activities Director
Office: 520-836-8500 x 3106

Title IX Coordinator (VGHS)

Robert Pierce
Pierce, Robert
Athletics & Activities Director
Office: 520-876-9400 x 4107

Medicaid Specialist

Sarah Jamerson
Jamerson, Sarah
ESS Medicaid Specialist
Office: 520-836-8500 x 3546

School Psychologists (CGUHS)

Cassandra Bennett
Bennett, Cassandra
School Psychologist
Office: 520-836-8500 x 3568
Laurence Bird
Bird, Laurence
School Psychologist
Office: 520-836-8500 x 3567

School Psychologist (VGHS)

Kelly Blunk
Blunk, Kelly
School Psychologist
Office: 520-876-9400 x 4147

Speech Language Pathologist (CGUHS)

Holly Adams
Adams, Holly
Speech Language Pathologist
Office: 520-836-8500 x 3800

Speech Language Pathologist (VGHS)

Darci Torres
Torres, Darci
Speech Language Pathology Assistant
Office: 520-836-8500 x 3502

Student Transition Specialist

Sonya Hendricks
Hendricks, Sonya
Student Transition Specialist
Office: 520-876-9400 x 4151
Our Non-Discrimination Commitment

Casa Grande Union High School District #82 prohibits discrimination in employment and educational programs based on race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, military status, genetic test information, sexual orientation or gender identity or expression and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.

Questions, complaints, or requests for additional information regarding these laws may be forwarded to the designated compliance coordinator(s), Sean Casey, District Title IX Coordinator, 1362 N. Casa Grande Ave, Casa Grande, AZ 85122, (520) 316-3360 ext. 1111, or [email protected]

El Distrito Casa Grande Union High #82 prohibe la discriminación de empleo y programas educacionales basados en raza, color, religion, sexo, edad, descapacidad, origen nacional, estado militar, información de prueba genetica, orientación sexual o identidad de género, o expresion y provee acceso a los Boy Scouts y otros grupos juveniles designados.

Preguntas, quejas, o solicitudes para información adicional de acuerdo a estas leyes deben ser dirigidas a la coordinadora designada, Sean Casey, District Title IX Coordinator, 1362 N. Casa Grande Ave, Casa Grande, AZ 85122, (520) 316-3360 ext. 1111, o [email protected]

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