Exceptional Student Services

Murray County Public Schools
Instructional Support Services

Paula Martin
Coordinator Exceptional Student Services

Phone:  706-695-4531
Fax:  706-695-8425

Child Find Notice

In accordance with IDEA regulations, the Murray County Public School System seeks to ensure that all disabled students (ages birth-21) who need special education within its jurisdiction are identified, located, and evaluated, including those attending private school and home school. Final identification of students with disabilities and programming for such students occurs only after an appropriate evaluation and a determination by a Multidisciplinary Placement Team. If the "child find" process indicates that a student may require special education and supportive services to benefit from regular education, the student shall be referred to the Multidisciplinary Placement Team to determine if the student is eligible for special education services. If you know a child with a disability that is not being served, please notify: 

  Paula Martin

Director of Instructional Support Services            1004 Green Road, Suite A                                               Chatsworth, Georgia 30705                                         paula.martin@murray.k12.ga.us                              Phone: 706-695-2252

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

 

Section 20-2-2113. Annual notification of options available to parents of special needs students  


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  •    (a) The resident school system shall annually notify prior to the beginning of each school year the parent of a student with a disability by letter, electronic means, or by such other reasonable means in a timely manner of the options available to the parent under this article.

    (b) (1) The parent may choose for the student to attend another public school within the resident school system which has available space and which has a program with the services agreed to in the student's existing individualized education program. If the parent chooses this option, then the parent shall be responsible for transportation to such school. The student may attend such public school pursuant to this paragraph until the student completes all grades of the school, graduates, or reaches the age of 21, whichever occurs first, in accordance with federal and state requirements for disabled students;

       (2) The parent may choose to enroll the student in and transport the student to a public school outside of the student's resident school system which has available space and which has a program with the services agreed to in the student's existing individualized education program. The public school system may accept the student, and if it does, such system shall report the student for purposes of funding to the department;

       (3) The parent may choose for the student to attend one of the state schools for the deaf and blind operated by the State Board of Education, if appropriate for the student's needs. Funding for such students shall be provided in accordance with Code Section 20-2-302; or

       (4) The parent may request and receive from the department a scholarship for the student to enroll in and attend a participating private school in accordance with this article.