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Exceptional Student Services

The Office of Exceptional Student Services Mission:

At Colorado River Union High School District, we believe in Achievement for All! As part of our commitment to help all students reach their potential, we offer a top-notch special education program in grades 9-12 to identify, diagnose, and serve students with special educational needs, disabilities, and/or giftedness.

Our schools freely and appropriately educate students identified with special needs/abilities in the least restrictive environment suitable for their individual needs in accordance with the federal IDEA Act. Utilizing an Individualized Education Plan, we offer educational and support services inside and outside the classroom.


Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is the civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability and guarantees individuals with disabilities equal access to an education.


Public Notice - Retention of Special Education Records

Pursuant to A.R.S. §41-1351 and the General Records Retention Schedule for School Districts and Charter Schools Student Records (#000-11-53) established by Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records (L.A.P.R.), Special Education Records (including placement records, referrals, evaluations, testing data and other related records) will be destroyed “four (4) years after fiscal year of final enrollment.” 


CRUHSD#2 will destroy all special education records that are older than four years as of 05/29/2024. Before these records are destroyed, parents and / or eligible students have the right to review the records and obtain copies of any information needed. To schedule an appointment, please call Montse Cuellar, ESS Secretary for Mohave High School at 928-758-3916x1209  prior to 5/27/24. Destruction will take place on 05/29/2024. 



(MHS) Kathleen Giannamore


(RVHS) Casey Amann


(Academy) Susan Hensler


Child Find:

Child Find is a component of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) that requires districts to locate, identify, and evaluate all children with disabilities, aged 2.9 through 21, who are in need of special education services. Parents of preschool-aged students, age 2.9–5 years and grades k-8, can contact the Bullhead Elementary School Districts Exceptional Student Services. If you suspect your child may have a disability and are attending the high school district, please contact the high school counselors to begin the Child Find process.

AZ Find Information


Special Education:

Special education services are based on the individual needs of a student through the Individual Education Plan (IEP) developed by a team of professionals including the parents and students (as appropriate). CRUHSD provides a full continuum of services for students who are eligible under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The areas of eligibility for persons from ages 3–21. Our district serves grades 9-12. Procedural safeguards notice, and other special education-related information can be found on the Arizona Department of Education Website.


Procedural Safeguards


Picture of Lina Engelhardt

Lina Engelhardt,
Director of Exceptional Student Services

Exceptional Student Services Staff:

Lina Engelhardt, Director of Exceptional Student Services

Montserrat Terrones, ESS Administrative Secretary (MHS)

Sheri Williams, ESS Administrative Secretary (RVHS)

Ginger Howell, River Valley 504 Coordinator

Phone: (928) 758-3916
Fax: (928) 758-9011