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Executive Director of Special Education

Geary County USD 475

Job Description


Classification:                        Administration

Division/Department:            Special Education

Job Category:                       Administrator

FLSA:                                   Exempt


Title:                                      Executive Director of Special Education


* Current Kansas License with Special Education Director Endorsement or District Leadership on file in the Devin Center

*Health certificate on file in Devin Center

*Current, valid Kansas driver’s license

Reports To:                             Associate Superintendent


The Executive Director of Special Education is responsible for the design, development, delivery of birth to age 21 disability and gifted services in accordance with district, state and federal requirements; staffing; budgeting; data collection and reporting, staff development, and program implementation and evaluation for Special Education (SPED) programs.           


  1. Responsible for the planning, administration, and evaluation of the educational services for all students, age birth to 21, who are placed in SPED programs.
  2. Managesfiscal resources from the General Fund and special education grants, prepares budgets and directs spending, and monitors maintenance of effort, for the purpose of fiscal efficiency in providing required services.
  3. Recruit, interview, and recommend the employment of licensed staff for the SPED department at all levels.
  4. Primarily responsible for the supervision and the evaluation of the SPED itinerant related service providers (speech, gifted, psychologists, social workers, occupational therapists,) and district level support staff for the purpose of carrying out objectives within areas of responsibility.
  5. Plan and implement staff development activities for licensed and classified SPED staff in coordination with Teaching and Learning.
  6. Responsible for the implementation of program compliance with Local, Federal and State guidelines.
  7. Collaborate with elementary and secondary administrators in the planning, development and coordination of SPED teaching and learning matters.
  8. Supervise alternative programs & work with the building administrators to follow policies and procedures for the variety of continuum of services provided.
  9. Supervise, coordinate, and evaluate home instruction for homebound or hospitalized SPED students. 
  10. Keep informed of all legal requirements governing disabilities and gifted services.
  11. Assumes responsibility for own professional growth and development; for keeping current with developments in the education of students with disabilities and giftedness.
  12. Communicates information on programs, services, and regulations to school personnel, parents, the Board and other districts for the purpose of understanding of the programs.
  13. Determine the need for new or restructured SPED programs.
  14. Supervise diagnostic activities to insure relevant and accurate information.
  15. Function as an advocate for children with disabilities and for identified gifted students.
  16. Arrange and monitor (KSB/KSD) placements of SPED students.
  17. Attend I.E.P. meetings as necessary for resolving conflicts, insuring consistency of student placement, and observing the job performance of SPED staff members.
  18. Actively participate in professional groups/committees/organizations to discuss issues concerning students with disabilities and/or exceptional children.
  19. Maintain adequate records and complete all required reports for state and federal agencies.
  20. Provide orientation and in-service to administration and staff concerning compliance and due process.
  21. Responsible for assuring the confidentiality of personally identifiable information.
  22. Receive, respond to, and investigate questions and/or complaints related to disabilities.
  23. Other duties as assigned


  1. Ability to maintain regular and good work attendance and come to work on time.
  2. Ability to work constructively and cooperatively with others.
  3. Ability to respond to information requests in a courteous, timely and helpful manner.
  4. Ability to manage job responsibilities while meeting established deadlines.
  5. Ability to access, input, and retrieve information from a computer.
  6. Ability to maintain confidentiality of student and staff information.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.    

            The employee performing the duties of this position is frequently required to walk, sit, talk, hear, bend, stoop, and reach.  The employee may be occasionally required to manually lift, move, or carry up to 50 pounds.  The employee is required to interact with staff and meet the demands of several different people.  The employee is responsible for the work output of others.  The employee occasionally works extended hours.  Vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Term of Employment:            12 Months

Salary Range:                        Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Evaluation Frequency:           Job performance will be evaluated a minimum of 1 time per year.

Updated 3-13-18

Notice of Nondiscrimination

Geary County USD #475 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and/or activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. For questions or complaints based on race, color, national origin, sex or age, please contact the USD 475 Director of Personnel Services, 123 N. Eisenhower, Junction City, KS 66441. Telephone: 785.717.4000. For questions or complaints based on disability, please contact the USD 475 Director of Exceptional Student Services, 123 N. Eisenhower, Junction City, KS 66441. Telephone: 785.717.4000


Geary County USD 475

Geary County USD 475

Geary County USD 475

Geary County USD 475

Geary County USD 475

Geary County USD 475

Geary County USD 475