Tuesday, August 22, 2017
District Office Hours: 7:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.   |   District Phone: (509) 337-6301

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Special Services

Title I Remedial Program
A federal program which provides for support services in the areas of reading, language arts and mathematics for students who are struggling.  Formal and informal test data are used to identify those who would benefit from additional services.
Highly qualified paraprofessionals provide both in-class and out-of-class assistance.

Title I Staff

  • Dr. Jon Mishra, Director, Federal Programs

Learning Assistance Program (LAP)
A state program which provides for support services in the areas of reading, languages art and mathematics for middle and high school students who are struggling.  State assessment data is use to identify those who would benefit from these additional services.
Highly qualified teachers and paraprofessionals provide both in-class and out-of-class assistance.

LAP Staff

  • Dr. Jon Mishra, Director, LAP Program


Special Education
Students whose have identified disabilities which adversely impact education performance may be eligible for to receive specially designed instruction and related services tailored to fit their needs.
To meet "Child Find" obligations, the Waitsburg School District seeks to locate young people from birth to age 21 who may need special education services.  The District provides programs for students with identified disabilities ages birth to 21.  Parents or guardians who have concerns about their child in any of the following areas are encouraged to contact Dr. Jon Mishra, Superintendent at 337-6301 or jThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Special Education Staff 

  • Dr. Jon Mishra, Director, Special Education and Section 504 Officer
  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Special Education Teacher, Elementary and  Preston Hall Middle School (grades K-8)
  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Teacher, Waitsburg High School (grades 9-12)
  • Ms. Yesenia Montemayor, SLPA
  • Mrs. Dawn Nichols, Paraprofessional, Waitsburg High School
  • Mrs. Vickie Hamann, Paraprofessional, WHS/ Special Education Records Clerk

Counseling Services
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. provides support for students, their families and the staff.  She believes in a hands-on, constructive, individualized and tailored approach that is goal oriented and outcome based.  All interventions promote the emotional well-being of the child and strengthen the family unit as a whole.  Mrs. Nechodom places a high value on collaboration with parents.
Mrs. Nechodom's office is in the elementary school. 

184 Academy Street, PO Box 217, Waitsburg, WA 99361, 509-337-6301

NOTICE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION: The Waitsburg School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities
on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity,
disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.