Our Approach to Special Education

The Roaring Fork Schools’ Special Education Department is dedicated to educating every student through programming that honors and respects the diversity of all learners. We work as a team with family, teachers, students, and service providers to provide specially designed instruction, at no cost to the parents, to meet the unique needs of a child with a disability.

Child Find

Child Find is a free service designed to locate, identify, and evaluate children who may benefit from early intervention or special education services. Development questions: :

  • For children ages 0-4 years, contact Jocelyn Koenigsknecht at 970-384-6006.
  • For children 5+, contact your school's special education department.
Staff Members
Records Requests

The parent or student may request to review or obtain a copy of the Special Education records from the Compliance Specialist, Jennifer Henriksen.

Nondiscrimination Information

Roaring Fork School District does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation or handicap in admissions, or access to, or treatment, or employment in, educational program or activities which it operates. Information regarding complaint procedures, for Title IX or Section 504/ADA, have been established for students, parents, and employees. The following persons have been identified as the designated employees to coordinate compliance activities for the district:

Specific complaints regarding alleged discrimination under Section 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act, should be referred to: Patrick McGinty, Special Education Director 400 Sopris Ave Carbondale CO 81623 970-384-5992

Inquiries concerning Title VI or Title IX may be referred to: Angie Davlyn, Chief of Human Resources 400 Sopris Ave Carbondale CO 81623 970-384-6013

Additional information may be found in Board Policies AC and AC-R or by contacting Dr. Rob Stein, Superintendent of RFSD, 970-384-6001.