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Student Services staff are available to assist parents and staff in meeting diverse needs of youth in the Mukwonago Area School District. Department staff can assist in developing a team of professionals, parents, and community members who together design educational programs to meet unique learner needs.
The student services department has the services of school psychologists, gifted/talented teachers, social workers, school counselors, special education staff, and school nurses to assist in consultation, referral, evaluation and educational programming. This page describes programs and resources available through the Student Services Department.

Special Education Services

The Mukwonago Area School District offers a continuum of services for children with disabilities ages 3 through 21 years old. Children with disabilities are placed in programs which are determined to meet the child’s unique needs as determined by the IEP team.
Parents must give written consent for special education evaluation to occur. Parents and other professionals will work as an Individual Education Program (IEP) team to:
  • Evaluate the child
  • Determine whether the child has a disability
  • Determine whether or not the child needs special education as a result of the disability
Parents are decision-making partners in the special education process. Parents and the child have rights and procedural safeguards are in place to protect these rights.
For more information about parent rights and procedural safeguards, contact student services.

Special Education Referral

If you suspect your child has a disability, and is of preschool age or in a private school setting, please fill out our Special Education Referral Request. One of our school psychologists will contact you for more information and to start the referral process.

Preschool Screening

The Mukwonago Area School District will conduct preschool screenings for the 2024-25 school year for any child between the ages of 3 to 5 years old who is not attending 5-year old kindergarten. Children must be a resident of Mukwonago in order to participate in the screening. If you are a parent of a child within this age range and are concerned about his/her development, you are encouraged to attend one of the upcoming screenings.
District staff will screen your child in the areas of cognitive development, personal-social skills, fine motor (small muscle), gross motor (large muscle), adaptive and speech/language development. A hearing and vision screening will also be conducted. This screening is NOT in place of 4K or 5K kindergarten screening, which will be offered in your neighborhood school. There is no cost for this screening. The screening process will take approximately 45 minutes.
The event will be March 12, 2024, at Brooklife Church (857 S. Rochester Street in Mukwonago) from 8:15 a.m. - 6 p.m. An appointment for screening is required for participation. Please contact Gina Berka at 262.363.6300 x24201 to schedule a required appointment.

What is Child Find?

Child Find is an ongoing process in our schools to locate, identify and evaluate all children, from birth through age 21, with special education needs. To request a screening for child find, contact the school psychologist at your nearest school.

Student Services Resources

Parents United is a coalition of 26 school districts in collaboration with educators, community resources and related service providers focused on empowering parents of children with disabilities to become effective advocates and informed decision-makers. This nonprofit community-based organization provides regular informational workshops featuring experts presenting a wide range of topics relative to students with disabilities and their families.
Wisconsin Wayfinder
Wisconsin Wayfinder is a resource to for all Wisconsin families, and in particular families with children with disabilities or mental health needs. Wisconsin Wayfinder helps families find county and statewide disability and mental health services beyond the support provided by schools.
Do you have a special education child in high school transitioning into adulthood?  Check out these resources and events available to families.

Resources for Homeless Students

The McKinney-Vento Act is a federal law that ensures the right of students to go to school even when they are homeless or don’t have a permanent address. The Act aims to reduce barriers that have prevented many homeless youth from enrolling, attending, and succeeding in school. The Mukwonago Area School District is committed to building and creating a supportive community for all families and students.
You qualify if you:
  • Lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. 
  • Sharing housing due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or similar reason.
  • Living in motels, hotels or campgrounds due to lack of alternative adequate accommodations
  • Living in emergency or transitional shelters
  • Living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or other places not designated for sleeping accommodations for human beings.
  • Migratory children
  • Unaccompanied students who may have been kicked out, thrown out, abandoned, or have run away.
If you, or a friend, fall under any of these categories below please contact your school social worker to assist with resources and learn about your rights, some of which include:
  • Continue to attend school in the school attended before you became homeless (school of origin).
  • Receive transportation to and from the school of origin.
  • Enroll in school without giving a permanent address and attend classes while the school arranges for a school transfer, immunization records, or other documents required for enrollment.
  • Receive the same special programs and services, if needed, as provided to all other children served in these programs.
  • Have enrollment disputes quickly addressed.
Please contact Secondary Program Support Coordinator Jamie Dobner ( or 262.363.6300, x27404) for more information.
Contact Us

Contact Us

Christine Bowden
Director of Student Services
Mukwonago Area School District Office
385 E. Veterans Way
Mukwonago, WI 53149
(262) 363-6300, x24200