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Exceptional Children

 

 

              Kim Whitt


              Exceptional Children Director

              606-674-6314

              kim.whitt@bath.kyschools.us

                     

 

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 Whitt

            Director of Special Education and Section 504                                                               

            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.


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