The IESDB has been serving the Great State of Idaho since 1906, and is established under Section 33-3401 of Idaho Code with the purpose of providing supplemental educational services, early invention/education, consultation, and transition support to families and local school districts throughout the state of Idaho. As stated in Statute: “The goal of (IESDB) is to assist school districts and state agencies in providing accessibility, quality and equity to students in the state with sensory impairments through a continuum of service and placement options.”
Our continuum of services are provided by our Educational Specialists (Teachers trained in either Deaf/Hard of Hearing or Blind/Visually impaired specialties) through our 7 regional educational centers; and also includes direct education services through a campus based school, the Idaho School for the Deaf and the Blind (ISDB). This school is accredited through Advanced-ED and has a specialized curriculum established for students with hearing and vision loss. Students who wish to attend must be referred by their local district (LEA) and placed by their IEP or 504 teams for free and appropriate educational services in residential or day programming at the ISDB campus.