675 SW Rimrock
Redmond, OR 97756
Phone: 541-923-4800
Fax: 541-548-0809
Email: info@redmond.k12.or.us

Special Education

Student Services Department: 541-923-5437

Special Education Staff

Name Role Email
Andy Benhardt andy.benhardt@redmondschools.org
Lyndsey Bogason lyndsey.bogason@redmondschools.org
Vince Giannini vince.giannini@redmondschools.org
Susanne Foster Life Skills Case Manager susanne.foster@redmondschools.org

Educational Resource Center
The ERC focus is on supporting students within the general education curriculum and classroom. Students will receive support and instruction in:

  • Reading
  • Mathematics
  • Writing
  • Core curricular areas
  • Social Skills
  • Communication
  • Study Skills
  • Course planning for meeting graduation requirements

Learning Essentials Class
This class is for students who require additional assistance with their studies. It is a study hall with a teacher there to answer questions and provide clarification for student’s questions. This is a class that includes a variety of students who need various forms of intervention to access their education.

Summary of In-district Alternative Programs
The Redmond School District provides variety of programs to serve the needs of students at the high school level:

  • Educational Resource Center
  • Behavioral Services
  • Community Access Program/Functional Academics and Career Tutoring services
  • Independent Living Skills

All programs focus on alignment of instruction with the Career-Related Learning Standards established by the State of Oregon.

  • Personal Management: Exhibit appropriate work ethic and behaviors in school, community, and workplace.
  • Problem Solving: Apply decision-making and problemsolving techniques in school, community, and workplace.
  • Communication: Demonstrate effective communication skills to give and receive information in school, community and workplace.
  • Teamwork: Demonstrate effective teamwork in school, community, and workplace.
  • Employment Foundation: Demonstrate academic, technical, and organizational knowledge skills required for successful employment.
  • Career Development: Demonstrate career development skills in planning for post high school experiences.
  • Independent Living Skills: Students work towards independence in all the life skills areas to ensure transition into the job world or transition center as a highly functioning and contributing member of our society.
    • This program serves students who are affected by moderate to severe handicapping conditions and students with significant medical needs who require more individual support in order to access their education in the least restrictive environment.
    • Students in the RHS ILS program, after graduation, may qualify for transition services, through the age of 21.
    • The students in this program participate in the following courses and activities:
      • Life Skills
      • Functional academics
      • Social Skills
      • Community Access
      • Adaptive Physical Education
      • Vocational Technology skills
      • Communication
      • Inclusion in general education classes