Student Support Services

Student Support Services is committed to the district’s educational mission and ensures that our students, staff, and patron receive the highest quality of service possible. 

Our Student Support Services team encompasses the departments of:

  • Special Education
  • Section 504 Services
  • Child Find
  • Extended School Year (ESY)
  • Touchstone Behavioral Health 
Special Education Services

Special education services are based on the individual needs of a student through the Individual Education Plan (IEP) developed by a team of professionals including the parents and the student. Services are delivered in the least restrictive environment (LRE), with the level depending on the needs of the students. The continuum of special education services ranges from the general classroom, pull-out,self-contained, private placement, and home bound services. 

Eligibility & Referral Process
UESD provides services for students who are eligible under the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA). For more information, visit the Arizona Department of Education website.  

The areas of eligibility of persons from the ages of 3-21 are:

  • Autism (A)
  • Developmental Delay (DD)
  • Emotional Disability (ED)
  • Hearing Impairment (HI)
  • Mild Intellectual Disability (MiID)
  • Moderate Intellectual Disability (MoID)
  • Severe Intellectual Disability (SID)
  • Multiple Disabilities (MD)
  • Multiple Disabilities with Severe Sensory Impairment (MDSSI)
  • Orthopedic Impairment (OI)
  • Other Health Impairment (OHI)
  • Preschool Severe Delay (PSD)
  • Preschool Speech-Language Delay (PSL)
  • Specific Learning Disability (SLD)
  • Speech Language Impairment (SLI)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Visual Impairment (VI)
Notice of Destruction of Special Education Records

Union Elementary School District will destroy 2009 and earlier special education files in compliance with Arizona statue (20 USC, 1412(a)(8), 1417(c). Before records are destroyed parents have the right to review their child’s records. To do so, contact the student service office at (623) 478-5017 prior to October 1, 2018. 

Child Find Screeings
Union Elementary School District provides screenings for young children who are having difficulty in their development. Parents who attend screenings may have concerns about their child’s development in the areas of hearing, vision, speech/language skills, motor skills, thinking skills, and or social/emotional skills. For information regarding the dates of these screenings, please go to the district website or contact the student service office at (623) 478-5017.

2018 Prenatally Placed Private Day and Home School Proportionate Share Annual Meeting          March 6, 2018.  3-5 p.m.  District Student Service Office

Proportionate Share Meeting
We will have an informational meeting regarding proportionate share for home schooled students within the Union Elementary School District attendance boundaries on Monday, February 27 from 4:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. in the District Student Service Office.


Carrie Brandon  Carrie Brandon
Director of Student Support Services
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(623) 478-5015

Administrative Assistant
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(623) 478-5017

  Jared Casady
School Psychologist/504 Coordinator
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(623) 478-5148

 UESD Logo Malcom Massey
Transportation Supervisor
Send Email  (623) 251-3735