Doris Klaussen Developmental Center

Mission Statement

The staff of the Doris Klaussen Development Center are committed to developing the greatest level of independence in every student.  Within a caring and supportive school setting, our highly-trained staff utilizes instructional best practices and research based interventions to create and implement individualized programming for each student.

Below you will find calendars for DKDC classrooms at Doris Klaussen Developmental Center, Battle Creek Central HS and Marshall Public Schools.

DKDC 2023-2024:

August 23: First day of school- Full day students/staff

August 25: No School- Students (Staff PD)

September 1-4: No School- Students/Staff- Holiday

September 20: Students Half Day (Staff Full PD)

October 25: Students Half Day (Staff Full PD)

October 27: Students Half Day (Staff Full Records)

November 2-3: Students Half Day Conferences (Staff Full)

November 13: No School - Students (Staff PD)

November 22: No School Students/Staff - Comp Day

November 23-24: No School Students/Staff - Holiday

December 13: Students Half Day (Staff Full PD)

December 25 - January 5: No School- Students/Staff- Winter Break

January 12: Students Half Day (Staff Full Records)

January 15: No Students (Staff Full PD)

February 7: Students Half Day (Staff Full PD) 

February 16 - 19: No School Staff or Students 

March 15: Students Half Day (Staff Full Records)

March 20-21: Students Half Day-Conference (Staff full day)

March 22: No School Staff or Students - Comp Day

March 25 - April 1: No School- Students/Staff- Spring Break

April 10: Students Half Day (Staff Full PD)

May 8: Students Half Day (Staff Full PD) 

May 27: No School Staff/Students - Holiday 

June 7: Last Day of School-Half Day Students (Staff Full day Records)

DKDC HOURS 2023-2024:

  • FULL DAY: 8:00AM-2:30PM
  • HALF DAY: 8:00AM-11:15AM
  • STAFF HOURS: 7:45AM-2:45PM (MON, WED, THUR, FRI) 7:45AM-3:30PM (TUES)

 

MARSHALL MS/HS 2023-2024:

August 22: First Day of School 

August 25: No Students (Staff Full PD) 

September 4: No Staff/Students - Holiday

September 20: Students Half Day (Staff Full PD)

October 5: Students Half Day (Staff Full Records)

October 6: Students Half Day 

October 9: No Staff or Students

October 25: Students Half Day (Staff Full PD)   

November 13: No Students (Staff Full PD)

November 22: No Staff or Students - Comp Day 

November 23-24: No Staff or Students Thanksgiving Break

December 13: Students Half Day (Staff Full PD)

December 25- January 5: No School Staff /Students-Winter Break

January 15: No Students (Staff Full PD) 

January 19: Students Half Day (Staff Full Records) 

February 7: Students Half Day (Staff Full PD)

February 16 - 19: No Staff or Students 

March 6: Students Half Day (Staff Full PD) 

March 22: No Staff / Students - Comp Day

March 25 - March 29: No Staff / Students - Spring Break

April 10: Students Half Day (Staff Full PD)

April 26: No Staff or Students 

May 8: Students Half Day (Staff Full PD)

May 27: No Staff or Students - Holiday 

June 3,4,5,6 - Full day of School Staff / Students 

June 6: Last Day of School 
 

MARSHALL SCHOOLS HOURS 2023-2024:

  • MS/HS FULL DAY: 7:40AM-2:40PM
  • MS/HS HALF DAY: 7:40AM- 10:50AM

 

BCCHS 2023-2024:

AUGUST 23: First Day of School 

August 25: No Students/Staff Full PD 

September 1: No Staff/ Students

September 4: No Staff/ Students 

September 20: Students Half Day (Staff Full PD) 

October 25: Students Half Day (Staff Full PD)

November 3: Half Day Students 

November 13: No Students (Staff Full PD)

November 22: No Staff /Students 

November 23 - 24: No Staff / Students - Thanksgiving Break

December 13: Students Half Day (Staff Full PD)

December 25 - January 5: Winter Break

January 15: No Students (Staff Full PD)

January 18: Students Half Day

February 7: Students Half Day (Staff Full PD)

February 16 -19: No Staff or Students

March 22: No Staff/ Students 

March 25 - 29: Spring Break

April 10: Students Half Day (Staff Full PD)

May 8: Students Half Day (Staff Full PD)

May 27: No Staff / Students  

May 30: Students Half Day 

June 3,4,5,6: Full Days 
June 6: Last Day of School 

BCCHS HOURS 2023-2024:

  • FULL DAY: 7:30AM- 2:40PM
  • HALF DAY: 7:30AM- 10:40AM
  • STAFF HOURS: 7:15AM - 2:55PM
DKDC Building Fire Drills:
  • September 27, 2023 at 9:30am
  • October 10, 2023 at 1:00pm
  • November 9, 2023 at 11:00am (lunchtime)
  • April 11, 2024 at 12:30pm
  • May 6, 2024 at 8:30am
DKDC Building Lockdown Drills:
  • October 11, 2023 at 9:00am
  • January 8, 2024 at 1:30pm
  • March 6, 2024 at 11:00am
DKDC Building Tornado Drills:
  • February 27, 2024 at 12:30pm
  • March 20, 2024 at 1:00pm
Name
Position
Phone
Teacher Consultant, Day Treatment

Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Classrooms for students with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) provide a low student/teacher ratio using a variety of instructional strategies such as TEACCH, Picture Exchange System and sensory-motor integration.  Curriculum includes a continuum  from Michigan Curriculum Framework to Michigan Model Curriculum for Supported Independence.  Inclusion in general education classes is a part of the educational program when determined appropriate.

Cognitive Impaired (CI)

Moderately Impaired (MoCI)

Students receive instruction and are working toward independence in the following areas:

  • self-care skills
  • social skills
  • daily living skills
  • leisure skills, functional academic skills
  • community-based instruction
  • communication skills

Severely Impaired (SCI)

Students receive instruction and are working toward independence in the following areas:

  • self-care skills
  • social skills
  • cognitive skills
  • sensory needs
  • mobility
  • pre-vocational skills
  • communication skills

Day Treatment (DAYTX)

This is a highly structured educational program for students with severe emotional impairment and mental health challenges. It is a placement option after other "least restrictive environments" options have been attempted and proven to be unsuccessful. The purpose of this program is to provide students with a safe and structural alternative placement in which to learn behaviors that are necessary to be successful in their regular school setting.

Severely Multiply Impaired (SXI)

 Students receive instruction and are working toward independence in the following areas:

  • mobility
  • self-care skills
  • social skills
  • communication skills
Doris Klaussen Developmental Center 408 East Jameson Avenue Battle Creek, MI 49014 (269) 964-9426 Fax: (269) 964-3410

Attendance Line:

(269) 441-4044

Kathy Slee

Principal
Special Education Supervisor

Ami Dadd

Administrative Assistant

Allison Willbur

Administrative Assistant