Think your child may have Special Needs?
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For more information write or call:
Dr. Sandra Adams, Hart County Special Services
Or call North Georgia Learning Resources System (toll free):
Serving children ages 3-21...
About Us ...
The Department of Special Education supports the Individual Educational Programs of students ages three through twenty-one years of age who are eligible for special education and related services within the district. The special education services are provided on a continuum from the least restrictive to more restrictive environments and are contingent upon educational needs of the student. The department provides a full array of assessment and special education interventions for students requiring such services. The Department works collaboratively with students, schools, families, and the community to increase student achievement and to promote post-secondary success for all students with disabilities.
Eligibility Categories include:
•Deaf/Hard of Hearing
•Emotional & Behavioral Disorder
•Other Heath Impairment
•Significant Developmental Delay
•Specific Learning Disability
•Traumatic Brain Injury
•Visual Impairment & Blindness
Destruction of Special Education Student’s Inactive File
In accordance with state and federal regulations implementing the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), this notice is to inform you of Hart County Charter System’s intent to destroy personally identifiable information related to special education services maintained on students who received special education services under an Individual Education Plan while attending Hart County Schools.
Please be advised that the records may be needed by you for social security benefits or other purposes.
If you wish to maintain this information for your personal records, please contact the Special Education Office at (706) 376-4209. Information is destroyed on June 30th of each school year.
Records to be destroyed include:
- Individualized Education Programs (IEPs)
- Evaluation Reports - Test Protocols
- Notices of Action
- Review of Existing Data Summaries
- All other personally identifiable information within the Special Education file*
The reason for destruction of the above listed items is because they are no longer needed to provide educational services once the student reaches age 22.
You may contact the special education office at 706-376-4209 for more information.
*The district may maintain a permanent record, without time limitation, of a student’s name, address and phone number, his/her grades, attendance record, classes attended, grade level completed, and year completed.