2016-07-20 / School News

Jenkins County School District Notice of Child Find activities

The Jenkins County School District is required by federal and state law (160- 4-7-.03-2) to conduct an annual “Child Find” effort as a means to locate, identify and evaluate every student with a suspected disability or giftedness within its jurisdiction.

Eligible students are entitled to a free and appropriate education, including specially designed individualized instruction for disabled students through age 21. This law applies to EVERY eligible child, regardless of the severity of the disability and assures confidentiality procedures are followed. This includes highly mobile children including migrant children, children detained or incarcerated in a city/ county operated jail or correctional facility, children enrolled in home school/study programs, or parentally placed private school children. The school district has a special education screening program to locate and screen all children with suspected disabilities.

If you suspect that your child has a disability (emotional, mental or physical) and does not receive Special Education services, contact the principal or the director of special services for the system in order to learn about the screening process.

Disabilities that qualify for Special Education services include: Autism, Deaf/Blind, Deaf/Hard of Hearing (D/ HH), Emotional and Behavior Disorder, Mild Intellectual Disability, Moderate, Severe, Profound Intellectual Disability, Orthopedic Impairment, Other Health Impairment, Significant Development Delay, Specific Learning Disability, Speech-Language Impairment, Traumatic Brain Injury, & Visual Impairment & Blindness.

For more information, please contact your school OR Jodie Waters, Director of Special Services, Jenkins County School System,1152 E. Winthrope Avenue, Millen, GA 30442, (478) 982-6000.

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