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At IESDB, we know that our involvement in the education and success of students in the Great State of Idaho would not be possible without several partnerships that we work to maintain. These partnerships include but are not limited to Stakeholder groups, community service groups, local school districts, and other State agencies. One such partnership that we value is the link with the State Department of Education.

You probably know that the State Superintendent is the Chair of our Board of Trustees, however, you may not know that in our statute, we are, by statute created to assist other agencies in serving students who are deaf/hard of hearing/blind/visually impaired. Our statute states: (§33-3403)(2) The goal of the Idaho bureau of educational services for the deaf and the blind is to assist school districts and state agencies in providing accessibility, quality and equity to students in the state with sensory impairments through a continuum of service and placement options. This partnership was recently solidified through an interagency agreement (see below), that outlines our respective efforts and commitments. We are grateful for the partnership and the support that we receive from the SDE in working towards our vision of “Education, Communication and Independence for Life”