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Special Services


Columbia School District Special Services Department is responsible for all student educational needs relating to the areas of Special Education, Section 504, and Gifted Education.

Special Education – Serves children ages 3 through 21 in a continuum of services at each grade level and school.  The Special Education Department has 23 teachers and 5 speech pathologists serving about 350 students.  Services include: inclusion, tutorial, resource, self-contained, community-based programs, day treatment classes/programs, developmentally delayed preschool program, and homebound services.

Gifted Education – Programs are offered for grades 2-6 for eligible students.  Columbia School District has 3 gifted teachers who serve approximately 138 students.

Section 504 – Plans are offered to eligible students.  

Gifted Education

Section 504