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 Public Schools, and Marshall Public Schools.

DKDC 2022-2023:

August 24: First day of school- Full day students/staff

August 26: No School- Students (Staff PD)

September 2-5: No School- Students/Staff- Holiday

October 3: No School- Students (Staff PD)

November 3-4: Half day- Student Conferences (Staff full days)

November 23-25: No School- Students/Staff- Holiday 

December 26-January 6: No School- Students/Staff- Winter Break

January 16: No School- Students (Staff PD)

February 20: No School-Students/Staff

March 17: Half Day- Students (Staff PD)

March 22-23: Half Day Students-Conference (Staff full day)

March 24: No School-Students/Staff

March 27-31: No School- Students/Staff- Spring Break

April 7: No School- Students/Staff- Holiday 

May 29: No School- Staff/Students- Holiday 

June 2: Half Day- Students (Staff PD)

June 8: Last day of school-Half Day Students (Staff full day)

 

DKDC HOURS 2022-2023:

  • 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 2022-2023:

AUGUST 23: FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL- FULL DAY

SEPTEMBER 2-5: NO SCHOOL STAFF OR STUDENTS- HOLIDAY

SEPTEMBER 21: HALF DAY STUDENTS (STAFF FULL DAY)

OCTOBER 12: HALF DAY STUDENTS (STAFF FULL DAY)

OCTOBER 27: HALF DAY STUDENTS (STAFF FULL DAY)

OCTOBER 28: HALF DAY STAFF AND STUDENTS

NOVEMBER 9: HALF DAY STUDENTS (STAFF FULL DAY)

NOVEMBER 23-25: NO SCHOOL STAFF OR STUDENTS- HOLIDAY

DECEMBER 23- JANUARY 6: NO SCHOOL STAFF OR STUDENTS-WINTER BREAK

JANUARY 16: NO SCHOOL STUDENTS (STAFF FULL DAY)- HOLIDAY

JANUARY 20: HALF DAY STUDENTS (STAFF FULL DAY)

FEBRUARY 17: HALF DAY STAFF AND STUDENTS

FEBRUARY 20: NO SCHOOL STAFF OR STUDENTS-HOLIDAY

MARCH 8: HALF DAY STUDENTS (STAFF FULL DAY)

MARCH 24: NO SCHOOL STAFF OR STUDENTS

MARCH 27-31: NO SCHOOL STAFF OR STUDENTS- SPRING BREAK

APRIL 7: NO SCHOOL STAFF OR STUDENTS-HOLIDAY

APRIL 19: HALF DAY STUDENTS (STAFF FULL DAY)

MAY 10: HALF DAY STUDENTS (STAFF FULL DAY)

MAY 29: NO SCHOOL STAFF OR STUDENTS- HOLIDAY

JUNE 5: HALF DAY STUDENTS (STAFF FULL DAY)

JUNE 6: LAST DAY OF SCHOOL- HALF DAY STUDENTS (STAFF FULL DAY)

 

MARSHALL SCHOOLS HOURS 2022-2023:

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

 

ANN J & BCCHS 2022-2023:

AUGUST 24: FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL-HALF DAY STUDENTS (STAFF FULL DAY)

SEPTEMBER 2-5: NO SCHOOL STAFF OR STUDENTS- HOLIDAY

SEPTEMBER 23: HALF DAY STUDENTS (STAFF PD)

OCTOBER 21: HALF DAY STUDENTS (STAFF PD)

NOVEMBER 23-25: NO SCHOOL STAFF OR STUDENTS- HOLIDAY

DECEMBER 23-JANUARY 6: NO SCHOOL STAFF OR STUDENTS- WINTER BREAK

JANUARY 19: HALF DAY STUDENTS (BCCHS ONLY) STAFF FULL DAY

JANUARY 20: HALF DAY STUDENTS (STAFF FULL DAY)

FEBRUARY 17: HALF DAY STUDENTS (STAFF PD)

MARCH 10: HALF DAY STUDENTS (STAFF PD)

MARCH 27-31: NO SCHOOL STAFF OR STUDENTS- SPRING BREAK

APRIL 21: HALF DAY STUDENTS (STAFF PD)

MAY 29: NO SCHOOL STAFF OR STUDENTS- HOLIDAY

JUNE 1: HALF DAY STUDENTS (BCCHS ONLY) STAFF FULL DAY

JUNE 2: LAST DAY OF SCHOOL-HALF DAY STUDENTS (STAFF FULL DAY)

 

ANN J SCHOOL HOURS 2022-2023:

  • FULL DAY: 8:30AM-3:30PM
  • HALF DAY: 8:30AM-11:30am
  • STAFF HOURS: 8:15AM - 3:45 PM

BCCHS HOURS 2022-2023:

  • FULL DAY: 7:30AM- 2:40PM
  • HALF DAY: 7:30AM- 10:40AM
  • STAFF HOURS: 7:15AM - 2:55PM
DKDC Building Fire Drills:
  • September 28, 2022 at 9:30am
  • October 10, 2022 at 1:00pm
  • November 11, 2022 at 11:00am (lunchtime)
  • May 3, 2023 at 10:00am
  • May 15, 2023 at 1:30pm
DKDC Building Lockdown Drills:
  • October 21, 2022 at 9:30am
  • January 24, 2023 at 1:30pm
  • March 22, 2023 at 12:30pm
DKDC Building Tornado Drills:
  • March 20, 2023 at 1:00pm
  • April 17, 2023 at 10:00am
Name
Position
Phone
Special Education Coordinator
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 Jameson Battle Creek, MI 49014 (269) 964-9426 Fax: (269) 964-3410

Attendance Line:

269-441-4044

Kathy Slee

Principal
Special Education Supervisor

Shar Heinrich

Administrative Assistant

Jocelyn Miller

Administrative Assistant