In accordance with IDEA regulations, the Griffin-Spalding School System seeks to ensure that all disabled students (ages 3-21) who are in need of special education within its jurisdiction are identified, located, and evaluated, including those attending private school and home school.
How can children be referred?
A referral may be made by anyone who has a concern about a child's development. All referrals are considered confidential. The parent retains the right to refuse services.
Final identification of students with disabilities and programming for such students occurs only after an appropriate evaluation and a determination by a placement team. Once it is determined a student is in need of special education services, they may receive these services through the end of the semester in which they turn 22 years of age.
If the "child find" process indicates that a student may require special education and supportive services in order to benefit from regular education, the student shall be referred to the Placement Team to determine the student's eligibility for special education services.
If you know a child with a disability that is not being served, please notify:
Director, Department of Exceptional Students
770-229-3710 extension 10333