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Special Education

The Hastings Public Schools Special Education Department Offices are located at:  1515 W 8th St, Hastings, NE 68901 - 402-461-7500. Fax: (402) 461-7509

Kandace GarwoodDr. Kandace Garwood 
Director of Special Education
Title IX Coordinator



Jenn BollingJennifer Bolling
Student Services Secretary
(402) 461-7578



Jill HilgendorfJill Hilgendorf
Federal Grants Secretary
(402) 461-7507


Parental Rights

Special Education Transportation

For Students with more Complex Support Needs

Consider applying for Social Security, Medicaid, and getting on the waiting list for Developmental Services for when your student is older. 

Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

Nebraska Dept. of Health and Human Services Medicaid Eligibility

Nebraska Dept. of Health and Human Services Division Of Developmental Disabilities

Overview of Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Waiver Services

Services Offered HCBS Waiver

PTI-Nebraska Can Help Families Navigate the Above.