About River Bend
River Bend Education District

River Bend Education District provides a wide variety of special education and related services to our member districts, students and their families. We are committed to ensuring that comprehensive child find activities occur in order to properly identify students who qualify for special education service and that qualifying students receive a free and appropriate public education (FAPE) in their least restrictive environment. 


River Bend Education District provides the following special education and related services/resources to our member districts:
  • Director of Special Education
  • Assistive Technology Consultant
  • Home Based Infant Teachers
  • Speech/Language Pathologist
  • Interpreters for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
  • School Psychologists
  • Physical and Other Health Impaired Consultant
  • Traumatic Brain Injury Specialist 
  • Behavior Consultants
  • Business Manager/School Finance Consultation


River Bend has the following special education programs located within the Education District facility:

  • Imprints Program (Grades K-12)
  • Raptor Program 
  • RISE Program - Reaching Independence through Structured Education (Grades K-12)
  • WORK Program - World Of Responsible Kids

River Bend has the following special education programs located within the member districts:

  • Connect & Soar (located in the GFW school district)
  • South Fork (located in the St. James school district)

Non-special education programs located within the Education District facility:

  • River Bend Area Learning Center  (High School 9 -12)
  • River Bend Area Learning Center Mid-Level Program (grade 7 - 8)
  • Targeted Services 

RBED serves the following school districts: 

Section 504 is a federal anti-discrimination law that protects the rights of individuals with disabilities in programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Education (29 USC §794,701 et seq.). It requires a school district to provide a “free and appropriate education,” (FAPE) to each qualified student with a disability who is in the recipient’s jurisdiction, regardless of the nature or severity of the student’s disability (34 C.F.R. § 104.33(a). Under Section 504, FAPE means providing regular or special education and related aids and services that are designed to meet the needs of individuals with disabilities as adequately as the needs of individuals without disabilities. 34 C.F.R. § 104.33(b)(1)(i).