Special Education Services

Colfax Public School
Viking IDEA Program

Our Viking IDEA Program is named after the Individuals with Disabilies Education Act (IDEA) which was passed in congress in 1975. The IDEA Law protects the rights of individuals with special needs and assures s/he receive a free appropriate public education as would any other student.

To learn more about the IDEA act, click here < IDEA >.

We strongly encourage parent involvement, and for parents to take advantage of what the Viking IDEA Program has to offer.


Special Education Process
Step by Step

This guide explains each step in the special education process. In each step, learn what happens, who is involved, and the timeliness associated.

Step by Step Guide
in Word Doc
Step by Step Guide in PDF

Introduction to Special Education

Early Childhood Special Education


News from your Parent Liaison

I hope your winter is going well and you and your family are staying healthy. We had a special education parent meeting on Friday, January 22nd where Vicki Michaels and Joyce Hoffman presented information on sensory processing needs.  They gave many helpful suggestions and ideas for parents to use with their children at home.  They covered numerous areas including diet, exercise, sleep, stress reduction, bathing, dressing, clothing, and hair and nail care.  If interested, copies of handouts are available in the special education conference room.  We look forward to seeing you at our resource fair during parent/teacher conferences in February.  Also, I would like to encourage you to check the school website under Special Education Services for updated resources and events throughout the school year.  Feel free to contact me with any question or concerns you may have.  My phone number is (715) 962-3155 ext. 2418, and my email is ruff@colfax.k12.wi.us.

Terri Ruff
Special Education Parent Liaison

Now Enrolling
Colfax Head Start

Wisconsin Promise Newsletter & Enrollment

Notice of Special Need Scholarship Program

Parents in Partnership (PIP)
WITC, Rice Lake, WI

Youth in Partnership with Parents for Empowerment (YIPPE)
Great Wolf Lodge, Wisconsin Dells

SPED Upcoming Events


Questions or Comments
Email Us

Mrs Polly Rudi 
Director of Special Education


Parent Resources:
Would you like check out resources available in the Elementary Conference Room. Videos, CDs, DVDs, books, games and learning materials, pamphlets and education guides are availble to Colfax Parents. | Inventory List

News from Special Education


Special Education Procedural Safeguards Booklet

Communicating with the School

Communication Options for Families

What will be discussed at an IEP Meeting

Need help with your child’s special needs or attempts to diagnose a special need? Contact Wisconsin First Step 24/7 Hotline, 800-642-7837 or www.mch-hotlines.org to get agency and provider information to help you get connected!


CESA 11 Head Start Communication Link

Dunn County Resource Guide

Dunn County ARC-FAMS

Family Voices Newsletter

Family Engagement Newsletter

Wisconsin’s Family Engagement Newsletter Submission Form

Family Resource Center Newsletter








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715-962-3155 | fax: 715-962-4024