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Student Support Services

“If a child cannot learn in the way we teach, we must teach in a way the child can learn.”unknown

Hello Custer School District Community,

I am delighted to introduce myself and welcome each of you as the Director of Student Support Services at Custer School District. I have worked for the Custer School District since 2016 as a special education teacher at the high school. I began my role as the Director of Student Support Services in July 2023. It is an honor to be part of a community that values the inclusivity and growth of every student.

At Custer School District, we are committed to providing a supportive and nurturing environment for all learners. As the Director of Student Support Services, my focus is on ensuring that every student with unique learning needs receives the personalized attention and resources necessary to thrive academically, socially, and emotionally.

Our dedicated team of educators and support staff work collaboratively to create individualized education plans (IEPs) and 504 plans that cater to the specific needs and strengths of each student. We believe in fostering an inclusive culture where everyone feels a sense of belonging and is empowered to reach their full potential.

I encourage open communication between parents, guardians, teachers, and our student support services team. Your insights and collaboration are invaluable in creating an environment that best serves the needs of our students.

If you have any questions, concerns, or would like to discuss your child's individualized education plan or 504 plan, please don't hesitate to reach out. Together, we can create a learning experience that sets the foundation for a successful future.

Thank you for entrusting us with the education and well-being of the children in the Custer School District.


Stacey Boutain

Director of Student Support Services

Custer School District


Stacey Boutain

Stacey Boutain

Special Ed Director
Custer Administration Office

Student Support Services Staff

Parent Resources

SD Special Education Parent Survey(English and Spanish)

Understanding Special Education   This site is a resource and used to empower parents to advocate for their children.  There are many links on special education law, the IEP process, and much much more.

IEP Anatomy  Your child's Individualized Education Program (IEP) can be confusing to look at and read.  But knowing what goes in it can help you to make sense of it. Use this helpful visual aid to boost you understanding of your child's IEP.

Through Your Child's Eyes  Get a tast of what your child deals with on this interactive site.

SD Parental Rights and Procedural Safeguards  This document provides you with important basic information regarding your rights as a parent of a child with a disibility in South Dakota.

SD Parent Connection  Connecting parents and families of children with disabilities.

SD Special Olympics  Connect to learn about, support, and follow South Dakota Special Olympics.