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:

AUGUST 25- FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL- FULL DAY

AUGUST 27- NO SCHOOL STUDENTS- STAFF PD

SEPTEMBER 3-6- NO SCHOOL- HOLIDAY

OCTOBER 19- NO SCHOOL STUDENTS- STAFF PD

NOVEMBER 11-12- CONFERENCES- HALF DAY STUDENTS

NOVEMBER 24-26- NO SCHOOL- HOLIDAY

DECEMBER 20-JANUARY 2- NO SCHOOL-HOLIDAY BREAK

JANUARY 17- NO SCHOOL STUDENTS- STAFF PD

FEBRUARY 15- STUDENTS HALF DAY- STAFF PM PD

MARCH 23-24- CONFERENCES- HALF DAY STUDENTS

MARCH 25- NO SCHOOL STUDENTS/STAFF-RECORDS DAY

MARCH 28-APRIL1- NO SCHOOL STUDENTS/STAFF-SPRING BREAK

APRIL 15- NO SCHOOL STUDENTS/STAFF- HOLIDAY

APRIL 19- STUDENTS HALF DAY- STAFF PM PD

MAY 17- EARLY RELEASE FOR STUDENTS-STAFF PD

MAY 30- NO SCHOOL STUDENTS/STAFF- HOLIDAY

JUNE 8- LAST DAY OF SCHOOL-STUDENTS HALF DAY

 

DKDC HOURS:

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:

AUGUST 24- FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL- FULL DAY

AUGUST 27- NO SCHOOL STUDENTS- STAFF PD

SEPTEMBER 3-6- NO SCHOOL STUDENTS/STAFF- HOLIDAY

SEPTEMBER 22- HALF DAY STUDENTS-STAFF PD

OCTOBER 13- HALF DAY STUDENTS- STAFF PD

OCTOBER 27-28- MS/HS CONFERENCES

OCTOBER 28- HALF DAY STUDENTS- STAFF FULL DAY

OCTOBER 29- HALF DAY STUDENTS AND STAFF

NOVEMBER 10- HALF DAY STUDENTS- STAFF FULL DAY

NOVEMBER 24-26- NO SCHOOL STUDENT OR STAFF- HOLIDAY

DECEMBER 20- JANUARY 2- NO SCHOOL STUDENTS OR STAFF- HOLIDAY BREAK

JANUARY 14- HALF DAY STUDENTS- STAFF FULL DAY

JANUARY 17- NO SCHOOL STUDENTS- STAFF FULL DAY

FEBRUARY 17- MS/HS CONFERENCES

FEBRUARY 18- HALF DAY STUDENTS AND STAFF

FEBRUARY 21- NO SCHOOL STUDENTS OR STAFF- HOLIDAY

MARCH 9- HALF DAY STUDENTS- STAFF FULL DAY

MARCH 28-APRIL 1- NO SCHOOL STAFF OR STUDENTS- SPRING BREAK

APRIL 15- NO SCHOOL STUDENT OR STAFF- HOLIDAY

APRIL 20- HALF DAY STUDENTS- STAFF FULL DAY

MAY 11- HALF DAY STUDENTS- STAFF FULL DAY

MAY 30- NO SCHOOL STUDENT OR STAFF- HOLIDAY

JUNE 2- HALF DAY STUDENTS- STAFF FULL DAY

JUNE 3- LAST DAY OF SCHOOL- STUDENTS HALF DAY- STAFF FULL DAY

 

MARSHALL SCHOOLS HOURS:

MS/HS FULL DAY: 7:40AM-2:40PM

MS/HS HALF DAY: 7:40AM- 10:50AM

 

ANN J & BCCHS:

AUGUST 25- FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL- 1/2 DAY STUDENTS

SEPTEMBER 3-6- NO SCHOOL STAFF/STUDENTS HOLIDAY

SEPTEMBER 24- NO SCHOOL - STAFF PD

NOVEMBER 12- NO SCHOOL- STAFF PD

NOVEMBER 24-26- NO SCHOOL STUDENTS OR STAFF- HOLIDAY

DECEMBER 20-JANUARY 2- NO SCHOOL STUDENTS OR STAFF- HOLIDAY BREAK

JANUARY 17- NO SCHOOL STUDENTS- STAFF PD

JANUARY 20- HALF DAY STUDENTS (BCCHS ONLY)

JANUARY 21- HALF DAY STUDENTS

FEBRUARY 11- NO SCHOOL STUDENTS- STAFF PD

MARCH 11- NO SCHOOL STUDENTS- STAFF PD

MARCH 28-APRIL 1- NO SCHOOL STUDENTS OR STAFF- SPRING BREAK

APRIL 15- NO SCHOOL STUDENTS

MAY 30- NO SCHOOL STUDENTS OR STAFF- HOLIDAY

JUNE 2- HALF DAY STUDENTS (BCCHS ONLY)

JUNE 3- LAST DAY OF SCHOOL HALF DAY STUDENTS

 

ANN J & BCCHS SCHOOL HOURS:

FULL DAY ANN J: 8:30AM-3:30PM

HALF DAY ANN J: 8:30AM-11:30am

BCCHS FULL DAY: 7:30AM- 2:40PM

BCCHS HALF DAY: 7:30AM- 10:40AM

Name
Position
Phone
Veronica Barba
Special Education Coordinator
Amy Landers
Teacher Consultant, Day Treatment
Amy Paul
Teacher Consultant, Special Education

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

Upcoming School Dates

Doris Klaussen Developmental Center 408 Jameson Battle Creek, MI 49014 (269) 964-9426 Fax: (269) 964-3410

Shawn Ellison

Principal
Special Education Supervisor

Shar Heinrich

Administrative Assistant

Dana Starks

Administrative Assistant