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Principal's Message

I am honored to be part of such a wonderful team of professionals.  The EASE Program is an acronym for ECHO Academic Skills Education Program.  The Program was titled PHI/VI in the past.  It is a multi-needs program servicing students from kindergarten through transition age.  Students are instructed in satellite programs at general education schools throughout the ECHO member districts.  As part of the EASE Program, students with vision impairments are served via a continuum of services from itinerant through classroom.  Related services are also part of the program.  This includes speech/language, social work, occupational and physical therapy, and nursing.  All services comply with a student’s individual education plan.


Students are referred to the program from the ECHO member districts.  Schools from outside the member districts are also able to refer students to the Joint Agreement. 

Please feel free to contact me for any further information.


Joe Hoffman

EASE Principal