Student & Family Services

All Students Deserve Access to a Free and Appropriate Education

The Office of Student & Family Services works to meet the unique and special needs of students in Des Moines.

The Office of Student & Family Services works to meet the unique and special needs of students in Des Moines.

Des Moines Public Schools is committed to providing students of all abilities with access to a free and appropriate education to prepare them for the next stage of their lives.

Towards that goal, Student and Family Services provides specially designed instruction, accommodations, and support and related services to those students found to be eligible under Early ACCESS, Special Education or Section 504.

Currently, more than 5,000 students from birth to age 21 are receiving these services in Des Moines Public Schools.

Special education teachers, Early ACCESS teachers, school psychologists, school social workers, special education consultants, speech and language pathologists, occupational therapists and physical therapists are provided through Student and Family Services to meet the unique and individual needs of our students.

The majority of services are provided in comprehensive schools. In addition to services being provided in every school in the district, in some cases services may be provided in other settings. IEP teams make decisions about appropriate placement. If you have questions, contact your special education team.

For more information, please visit the links to the right.

Executive Director of Student & Family Services

Shelly Bosovich

Address: 2323 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50312
P: 515-242-7714 | F: 515-242-8286 | E: shelly.bosovich@dmschools.org