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Exceptional Children

Kim Whitt
Exceptional Children Director


Kim.Whitt@bath.kyschools.us

SPECIAL EDUCATION PARENT INVOLVEMENT SURVEY

The Special Education Parent Involvement Survey is completed electronically.  To complete the survey go to www.kypso.org and click the link for either the English or Spanish version of the survey.

The survey is part of the KDE’s measurement of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) State Performance Plan (SPP) Indicator 8 and is a federal requirement. Of course, it is the parent’s choice to complete the survey, but every parent is encouraged to complete the survey.

The survey is housed at the Human Development Institute (HDI) at the University of Kentucky. HDI will analyze and report results. No identifying information will be collected or reported.  The results will be used to help the KDE and local school districts improve parent involvement.

 

Bath County Child Find

The Bath County School District keeps educational records in a secure location in each school and Board office.

 

The Bath County School District obtains written consent from a parent or eligible student (age 18 or who is attending a postsecondary institution) before disclosing personally identifiable information to an entity or individual not authorized to receive it under FERPA.

 

For students who have been determined eligible for Special Education, educational records will be destroyed at the request of the parents when they are no longer needed to provide educational programs or services.  The Bath County School District may destroy the educational records of a child without parent requests three years after they are no longer needed to provide educational programs or services.  Parents are advised that data contained in the records may later be required for Social Security benefits or other purposes.  The Bath County School District may retain, for an indefinite period of time, a record of the student’s name, address, telephone number, grades, attendance records, classes attended, grade level completed, and the year completed.

 

Children eligible for Special Education include those children with disabilities who have autism, deaf-blindness, developmental delay, emotional-behavior disability, hearing impairment, mental disability, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairment, other health impairment, specific learning disability, speech or language impairment, traumatic brain injury, or visual impairment and who because of such an impairment need Special Education services.

 

Children eligible for 504 services include those children who have a current physical or mental impairment that currently substantially limits some major life activity which causes the student’s ability to access the school environment or school activities to be substantially limited.

 

The Bath County School District has an ongoing “Child Find” system, which is designed to locate, identify and evaluate any child residing in a home, facility, or residence within its geographical boundaries, age three (3) to twenty-one (21) years, who may have a disability and be in need of Special Education or 504 services.  This includes children who are not in school; those who are in public, private, or home school; those who are highly mobile such as children who are migrant or homeless; and those who are advancing from grade to grade, who may need but are not receiving Special Education or 504 services. 

 

The district’s “Child Find” system includes children with disabilities attending private or home schools within the school district boundaries who may need special education services.

 

The Bath County School District will make sure any child enrolled in its district qualifies for Special Education or 504 services, regardless of how severe the disability is provided appropriate Special Education or 504 services at no cost to the parents of the child.

 

Parents, relatives, public and private agency employees, and concerned citizens are urged to help the Bath County School District find any child who may have a disability and need Special Education or 504 services.  The District needs to know the name and age, or date of birth of the child; the name, address, and phone number(s) of the parents or guardian; the possible disability; and other information to determine if Special Education or 504 services are needed.

 

Letters and phone calls are some of the ways the Bath County School District collects the information needed.  The information the school District collects will be used to contact the parents of the child and find out if the child needs to be evaluated or referred for Special Education or 504 services.

 

If you know of a child who lives within the boundaries of the Bath County School District, who may have a disability,  and may need but is not receiving Special Education or 504 services, please call 606-674-6314 or send the information to:

 

 

            Kim Whitt                                                                            

            Section 504 Coordinator and Director of Special Education                                        

            Bath County Schools                                                         

            405 West Main Street                                                       

            Owingsville, KY 40360                                                     

            Ph.  606-674-6314                                                                

 

 

If you know of a child who attends a private or  home school within the boundaries of the Bath County School District, who may have a disability and may need but is not receiving Special Education services, please call 606-674-6314 or send the information to:

 

 

            Kim Whitt

            Director of Special Education                                                               

            Bath County Schools                                

            405 West Main Street

            Owingsville, KY 40360

            Ph.  606-674-6314

 

“Child Find” activities will continue throughout the school year.  As part of these efforts, the Bath County School District will use screening information, student records, and basic assessment information it collects on all children in the District to help locate those children who have a disability and need Special Education or 504 services.  Any information the District collects through “Child Find” is maintained confidentially.

 

Written Policies and Procedures have been developed which describe the District’s requirements regarding the confidentiality of personally identifiable information and “Child Find” activities.  There are copies in the Principal’s office of each school and in the Board of Education office.  Copies of these Policies and Procedures may be obtained by contacting: 

 

            Kim Biddle

            Director of Pupil Personnel

            Bath County Schools                                

            405 West Main Street

            Owingsville, KY 40360

            Ph.  606-674-6314

 

 

The District office is open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

The Bath County School District provides a public notice in the native language or other modes of communication of the various populations in the geographical boundaries of the District to the extent feasible.

If you know of someone who may need this notice translated to another language, given orally, or delivered in some other manner or mode of communication, please contact the Director of Pupil Personnel, the Director of Special Education, or the Section 504 Coordinator at the address or phone number listed above for the Bath County Schools.

 

 

Destruction of Records Notice

In accordance with district procedures and records retention guidelines, the following special education records housed at Bath County School District will be destroyed forty-five days from the date of this notice: Special Education Due Process Records for students who attended Bath County School District before 6/30/17.

It is noted that portions of these records may be needed by the student or parent/guardian for future services or benefits.  A record of the student’s name, his or her grades, classes attended, grade level completed, and year will be kept permanently. The student (eighteen or older) or parent/guardian may obtain a copy of these records by contacting Kim Whitt, Director of Special Education, at 606-674-6314 no later than 9/15/21.

 

 

 

TIPS for Remote LearningBack To School

Communicate

  • Encourage your child to communicate feelings and use strategies to manage them. 
  • Use a 5-point scale, an emotion thermometer, or an emotions sign to help your child identify and communicate feelings.
  • Create a space in your house for your child to calm down when feeling angry, sad, frustrated, or overwhelmed.

Create a Schedule

  • Just as adults use calendars, grocery lists, and “to-do” lists to enhance memory, children benefit from visual reminders. Create a schedule to use at home, so your child knows what to expect each day. The schedule can showcase the flow of the day and include remote learning, chores, physical activity, indoor and outdoor play, rest, and mealtimes.

Set Up Space

  • Create a quiet, comfortable space for your child to do schoolwork

Offer Choices

  • Offering your child choices can help give them a sense of control and reduce power struggles.
  • For example, if you want your child to clean their room you can give them a choice of what to put away first and provide them with praise or a reward for completing the task.

 

Learning Activities and IEP Goalsapple

Below are learning activities that support progress toward common IEP goals that you can do at home with your child. Some require adult support and all are hands-on. You can discuss which of these are best for your child with teachers, paraprofessionals, and related service providers.

Following directions

  • Assisting with household tasks
    • Preparing a snack or meal
    • Laundry
    • Cleaning
    • Getting the mail
    • Putting away toys and materials
    • Feeding a pet
    • Watering plants
    • Putting away groceries
  • Daily care routines
    • Taking a shower
    • Brushing teeth
    • Getting dressed
    • Helping a younger sibling with a bath, getting dressed, etc.
  • Playing board games or card games
  • Play a round of "I Spy." Describe what the object is using feature, function, and class. Examples:
    • Refrigerator: "It is big." "It keeps food cold."
    • Window: "It is made of glass." "You can see through it."
    • Chair: "It is (color). You can sit on it."
  • Do a scavenger hunt, using prepositions. E.g. "I am looking for something that is under the bed. I am looking for something that is in a drawer."

Conversation Goals

  • Ask your child to describe what they are doing as they complete an activity
  • FaceTime with a favorite family member and prompt your child to maintain the conversation on topic by making related comments and asking questions.
  • Use your child’s special interests to engage them in conversation. Ask "how?" and "why?" questions during play to expand interactions.
  • Reinforce your child for starting interactions

Answering Questions

  • Ask your student "wh" questions about ongoing activities. Examples: "What are you doing?" "What is mom/dad/grandma/aunt/brother doing?"
  • Have your child make choices by asking questions. For example, "Would you rather wear the red shirt or blue shirt today?" or "Do you want to draw a picture first or write words first?"
  • Ask your child yes or no questions.
  • Ask your child "wh" questions and "how" questions when reading books and looking at pictures.

Recall/Retell

  • Show your child pictures from family outings and events and ask them to recall details.
  • After reading a book, watching a show or movie, or completing an activity, ask your child to tell you about it. Prompt them to tell you about the beginning, middle, and end.
  • Draw pictures or write sentences to sequence common activities.

Counting

  • Count items as you complete household tasks – e.g. How many spoons are we putting away? How many pairs of socks are we folding? How many books are on that shelf?
  • Create a bar graph showing the colors of Legos, colors of gummy candies, the number of different types of coins, etc.
  • Make a paper chain to count down to a milestone. Or add a link every day to count the number of days that have passed.
  • Write numbers on index cards. Your child can attach the appropriate number of paperclips either around the edge of the card or by making a paperclip chain.
  • Use small objects (Cheerios, toothpicks) to make sets of 10.

Emotional Regulation

  • Create a 5-point scale for feelings of frustration. Include your child’s own drawings and own words.
  • Build a "break station" in your house. Have a quiet space where your student can remove himself from frustrating situations and engage in calming activities.
  • Post visual supports in the most frequented rooms to remind your child to use self-regulation strategies. Label emotions and associate them with body states. Examples:
    • "I can tell that you feel angry because your voice is loud, and your heart is beating fast."
    • "She looks excited! I think she is excited because she has a big smile and is jumping."
  • Practice delayed gratification – do activities that require waiting, such as baking.
  • Use timers to help your child stay on a task with a non-preferred activity. For example, use a first/then visual reminder and timers to let your child know that first, he will do the math for 15 minutes, then he can play for 15 minutes.
  • Engage your child in problem-solving activities. Think aloud about solutions. For example, direct your child to complete a task but do not give him all the needed materials. You can say something like "I really want to draw a picture, but I can’t find a pencil! Maybe I should get one from the drawer or ask Mommy where the pencils are."

Math Word Problems

  • "Think aloud" as you do daily math activities in the house. Examples: 
  • "I am making two sandwiches. Each sandwich needs 2 slices of bread. How much bread should I take out?"
  • "Bedtime is at 8:30. It takes 45 minutes to get ready for bed. What time should we start getting ready?"

Adding Detail to Writing

  • Draw pictures with details. Provide a topic for the drawing and encourage your child to add as many details as possible.
  • Write stories that your child dictates to you. Ask him/her to add details.
  • Narrate details as you complete activities or watch TV. 

Executive Functions

  • Write out a grocery list
  • Have your child give you directions for completing a task. Follow the directions as given and help them revise the directions as needed.
  • Include your child in creating daily schedules.
  • Color-coded materials in the home. Color coding can be used to help children complete chores (summer clothes in the green drawer, winter clothes in the blue drawer) or to understand rules (you can eat snacks from the green basket)
  • Card games (like Uno) and board games
  • If you have a multilingual household, speak with your child in multiple languages.
  • Play games like Follow the Leader, Simon Says, and Freeze Dance

Fine Motor Skills

  • Remind your child to use an appropriate grasp when writing, coloring, and cutting.
  • Create activities where your child is picking an item out of another item. E.g. - beads in dough; small toys in rice; letter shapes in the water
  • String beads
  • Let your child style her hair or play with your hair
  • Practice dressing independently, including buttons and zippers, and tying shoes

 

 

 

 

2020-2021 School Year

Child Findjohn

The Bath County School District keeps educational records in a secure location in each school and Board office.

 

The Bath County School District obtains written consent from a parent or eligible student (age 18 or who is attending a postsecondary institution), before disclosing personally identifiable information to an entity or individual not authorized to receive it under FERPA.

 

For students who have been determined eligible for Special Education, educational records will be destroyed at the request of the parents when they are no longer needed to provide educational programs or services.  The Bath County School District may destroy the educational records of a child without parent requests three years after they are no longer needed to provide educational programs or services.  Parents are advised that data contained in the records may later be required for Social Security benefits or other purposes.  The Bath County School District may retain, for an indefinite period of time, a record of the student’s name, address, telephone number, grades, attendance records, classes attended, grade level completed, and the year completed.

 

Children eligible for Special Education include those children with disabilities who have autism, deaf-blindness, developmental delay, emotional-behavior disability, hearing impairment, mental disability, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairment, other health impairment, specific learning disability, speech or language impairment, traumatic brain injury, or visual impairment and who because of such an impairment need Special Education services.

 

Children eligible for 504 services include those children who have a current physical or mental impairment  that currently substantially limits some major life activity which causes the student’s ability to access the school environment or school activities to be substantially limited.

 

The Bath County School District has an ongoing “Child Find” system, which is designed to locate, identify and evaluate any child residing in a home, facility, or residence within its geographical boundaries, age three (3) to twenty-one (21) years, who may have a disability and be in need of Special Education or 504 services.  This includes children who are not in school; those who are in public, private, or home school; those who are highly mobile such as children who are migrant or homeless; and those who are advancing from grade to grade, who may need but are not receiving Special Education or 504 services. 

 

The district’s “Child Find” system includes children with disabilities attending private or home schools within the school district boundaries who may need special education services.

 

The Bath County School District will make sure any child enrolled in its district who qualifies for Special Education or 504 services, regardless of how severe the disability is provided appropriate Special Education or 504 services at no cost to the parents of the child.

 

Parents, relatives, public and private agency employees and concerned citizens are urged to help the Bath County School District find any child who may have a disability and need Special Education or 504 services.  The District needs to know the name and age, or date of birth of the child; the name, address, and phone number(s) of the parents or guardian; the possible disability; and other information to determine if Special Education or 504 services are needed.

 

Letters and phone calls are some of the ways the Bath County School District collects the information needed.  The information the school District collects will be used to contact the parents of the child and find out if the child needs to be evaluated or referred for Special Education or 504 services.

 

If you know of a child who lives within the boundaries of the Bath County School District, who may have a disability,  and may need but is not receiving Special Education or 504 services, please call 606-674-6314 or send the information to:

 

 

            Kim Whitt                                                                            

            Section 504 Coordinator and Director of Special Education                                        

            Bath County Schools                                                         

            405 West Main Street                                                       

            Owingsville, KY 40360                                                     

            Ph.  606-674-6314                                                                

 

 

If you know of a child who attends a private or  home school within the boundaries of the Bath County School District, who may have a disability,  and may need but is not receiving Special Education services, please call 606-674-6314 or send the information to:

 

 

            Kim Whitt

            Director of Special Education                                                               

            Bath County Schools                                

            405 West Main Street

            Owingsville, KY 40360

            Ph.  606-674-6314

 

“Child Find” activities will continue throughout the school year.  As part of these efforts, the Bath County School District will use screening information, student records, and basic assessment information it collects on all children in the District to help locate those children who have a disability and need Special Education or 504 services.  Any information the District collects through “Child Find” is maintained confidentially.

 

Written Policies and Procedures have been developed which describe the District’s requirements regarding the confidentiality of personally identifiable information and “Child Find” activities.  There are copies in the Principal’s office of each school, and in the Board of Education office.  Copies of these Policies and Procedures may be obtained by contacting: 

 

            Kim Biddle

            Director of Pupil Personnel

            Bath County Schools                                

            405 West Main Street

            Owingsville, KY 40360

            Ph.  606-674-6314

 

 

The District office is open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

The Bath County School District provides a public notice in the native language or other mode of communication of the various populations in the geographical boundaries of the District to the extent feasible.

If you know of someone who may need this notice translated to another language, given orally, or delivered in some other manner or mode of communication, please contact the Director of Pupil Personnel, the Director of Special Education or the Section 504 Coordinator at the address or phone number listed above for the Bath County Schools.

 

 

Destruction of Records Notice destruction

In accordance with district procedures and records retention guidelines, the following special education records housed at Bath County School District will be destroyed forty-five days from the date of this notice: Special Education Due Process Records for students who attended Bath County School District before 6/30/16.

It is noted that portions of these records may be needed by the student or parent/guardian for future services or benefits.  A record of the student’s name, his or her grades, classes attended, grade level completed, and year will be kept permanently. The student (eighteen or older) or parent/guardian may obtain a copy of these records by contacting Kim Whitt, Director of Special Education at 606-674-6314 no later than 9/15/20.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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