Phone: (541) 863-3115 • Fax: (541) 863-5212 • 558 Chadwick Ln • Myrtle Creek, OR 97457
Rachael Austin

Rachael Austin

Student Services Secretary

Contact Rachael at or 541-863-3115 x 1020

Michelle Giles

Evaluation Specialist

Contact Michelle Giles at                   or at 541-863-3115 x1029

Rick Burton

Director of Student Services

Contact Rick Burton at or at 541-863-3115 x 1024

The South Umpqua School District Office of Student Services


The South Umpqua School District Office of Student Services oversees the special education and student related interventions and resources throughout the districts five school sites. These programs address and are designed to meet the social, behavioral, and academic needs of the students within the district. The district priorities are imbedded into the programs and services we offer. The district guiding principles are managed through these offices that are person centered and designed to assist parents, students, and schools with meeting the goals of a successful school experience. Among the services offered through the Office of Student Services:
 Special education testing and evaluations
 Special Programs funded under IDEA
 Section 504 and American with Disabilities Act supports
 Student and family services/supports
 Homeless Liaison and McKinney-Vento Act supports
 Specialized transportation
 Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education Coordination into public school
 Functional Behavioral assessments and Behavior Support Plans
 Threat Assessments
 Family Intervention Supports
 Tutoring and tutor referrals
 Alternative Education Supports (AES)and referral
 Intradistrict/Interdistrict school transfers
 English Language Learner (ELL) Evaluations and support
 Coordinates home/hospital educational discharge services
 Supports the district based discipline processes and expulsions
 Coordinates services with Douglas County Mental Health
The Office of Student Services is coordinated out of the district offices site at 558 SW Chadwick Lane between the South Umpqua High and Tri-City Elementary Schools.

Please click below to access our 2018-19 Special Education report card.