Keystone Learning Services (U.S.D 608) is an educational Interlocal with a focus on special education. Keystone provides services to the seven school districts that surround Lake Perry. These school districts are: Valley Falls, Jefferson County North, Jefferson County West, Oskaloosa, McLouth, Perry/Lecompton, Atchison County Community Schools and Easton School District . Besides special education, Keystone facilitates other programs such as PAT, State Grants, Operations and Facilities Consultation and professional development.
The school districts served by Keystone are within a 30-minute drive of Lawrence, Topeka or the town of Atchison. Keystone`s main office is located office in the town of Ozawkie (on the banks of Lake Perry).
Keystone is looking for a full-time Early Childhood Speech and Language Therapist for the 2019-2020 school year. Keystone hires bright, energetic staff that are willing to try new innovative practices. The special education staff at Keystone have a close relationship with the districts they work in daily. Most of the staff become active not only in Keystone but their district`s activities. All of the school districts have adopted some form of MTSS and all of the districts are working together to provide high quality services for their students.
IEPs are written using WebKIDSS. New staff often states that they are pleased to come to Keystone because of the support they receive in their first year(s). Keystone has continued a mentoring program with new and returning staff. A staff member is hired to provide individual training on writing and running an IEP, along with curriculum and behavior support. Ask our current special education teachers about what makes working for the Keystone great, and they will tell you: strong administrative support, opportunities for professional growth, innovative practices, and great colleagues. EOE
Keystone Learning Services / Northeast Kansas Education Service Center USD 608
Keystone Learning Services is recognized as a leader in educational initiatives in Kansas. This is due in large part to the outstanding people we employ. Our staff is comprised of people who want to help students achieve their dreams, work in a positive environment and appreciate the lifestyle possible in Northeast Kansas. We strive to employ highly qualified and dedicated staff and we support them in their efforts. Staff report that through the support provided through the mentor program and administration contact they see individual growth personally and professionally.
The mission of Keystone Special Education Interlocal is to provide high quality services to students, families and school districts. We have been recognized as one of the leaders in the state in the areas of Response to Intervention (RtI/MTSS), early childhood special education, and non-categorical service delivery.
Keystone Learning Services provides special education support to eight school districts: Atchison County Community Schools USD 377, Jefferson County North USD 339, Jefferson West USD 340, McLouth USD 342, Oskaloosa USD 341, Perry-Lecompton USD 343, Valley Falls USD 338 and Easton USD 449. Special education teachers, related service providers, and paraeducators are hired through Keystone. Keystone also hires special education administrators to assist schools with planning, training, and supervision of special education staff, support staff, encourage collaboration between sped and legal issues, required documentation and reporting, and allocating resources for special education. Our school districts boundaries cross into Douglas, Jackson, Jefferson and Atchison Counties, (most are located around Lake Perry).
In addition to special education services, Keystone also provides other programs and services such as: Tiny K programs in 7 counties, cooperative purchasing, internet and technology services, comprehensive staff development, Parents as Teachers in 21 school districts, WebKIDSS IEP Consortium, John Dewey Learning Academy, manage KSDE TASN grants, Autism, and Statewide MTSS.
Whatever you are looking for, you can probably find it in Northeast Kansas. We have found the area a great place to start and raise families, sit back and relax watching the sunset. Great schools, good students and unmatched community support for education makes Keystone Learning Services and Northeast Kansas a great choice!