Exceptional Student Services (ESS)

District Destroying Special Education Records

  • In August, the Agua Fria Union High School District will destroy all special education records on former students who discontinued special education services, withdrew, transferred, or graduated from the district during, or prior to, the 2012-2013 school year.

    Before the records are destroyed, parents/adult students have the right to review their records.  Indicate your desire to do so before July 31st by calling the Exceptional Student Services office at 623-932-7152

Welcome to the Exceptional Student Services Page!

  • The Agua Fria Union High School District Exceptional Student Services Department's goal is to provide an appropriate and meaningful education for all of our students with special needs and to support parents, teachers and schools in this endeavor.  Student success is our success.


    • All students are to be supported in the least restrictive environment.

    • All students have the right to access general education opportunities.

    • All students are part of the school community.  Participation and progress in a curriculum aligned to state standards is facilitated through instructional best practices and IEP guidelines. 

    • All students learn and grow in an inclusive environment.


    Eligibility Information:

    If your child has a learning, communication, physical, mental, or emotional disability, please confer with the local school principal or the district Exceptional Student Services Department to determine the best placement for your child.


Exceptional Student Services Staff

  • Patrick Becker
    ESS Director/504 Coordinator
    (623) 932-7150

    Shirley Cummings
    Administrative Assistant
    (623) 932-7152

    Tabitha Perez
    Medicaid Specialist
    (623) 932-7017

    Lisa Baldinelli
    Speech Pathologist

    Katie Howard
    Speech Pathologist

    Donna Krejci
    Occupational Therapist

    Jennifer Silver
    Physical Therapist