A Special Notice Regarding Special Education during the Greene County School System's Closure from March 16-27thMarch 13, 2020Dear Parent/Guardian:During this time of the Greene County School System's closure, the Special Education Department will continue to provide services to students with disabilities. The classwork will be in the form of digital and paper/pencil assignments. Special Education teachers will continue to support student work via phone, based on the services outlined in your child's Individualized Education Program (IEP). Your child's teacher will be in touch with you to discuss the classwork assignments and to address questions, concerns, or needs that arise during this time. Should you have a concern that requires district-level assistance, please contact the Special Education Department at 706-453-7688.We look forward to the opportunity to partner with you as we continue to work toward achieving the goals established in your child's IEP.Sincerely,Barbara RossDirector of Special Education & Student Supports13 de marzo de 2020Estimado padre / tutor:
Durante este tiempo del cierre del Sistema Escolar del Condado de Greene, el Departamento de Educación Especial continuará brindando servicios a estudiantes con discapacidades. El trabajo de clase será en forma de tareas digitales y en papel / lápiz. Los maestros de educación especial continuarán apoyando a los estudiantes con trabajo por teléfono, según los servicios descritos en el IEP de su hijo. El maestro de su hijo se pondrá en contacto con usted para analizar las tareas del trabajo de clase y para responder a las preguntas, inquietudes o necesidades que surjan durante este tiempo. Si tiene alguna inquietud que requiera asistencia a nivel de distrito, comuníquese con el Departamento de Educación Especial al 706-453-7688.
Esperamos tener la oportunidad de asociarnos con Usted mientras que continuamos trabajando para lograr los objetivos establecidos en el IEP de su hijo.
Director de Educación Especial y Apoyo Estudiantil
Individualized Education Plan (IEP)
The Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) is a plan or program developed to ensure that a child who has a disability identified under the law and is attending an elementary or secondary educational institution receives specialized instruction and related services.
The Individualized Education Program (IEP) serves as the framework for determining the meaning of the term “free appropriate public education” in the least restrictive environment, a term frequently referenced in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). IEPs must be developed and reviewed annually and must be in effect at the beginning of each school year. The IEP may be reviewed more than once a year if the parent or the district requests a review.
Difference between IEP & 504
Not all students who have disabilities require specialized instruction. For students with disabilities who do require specialized instruction, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) controls the procedural requirements, and an Individualized Education Program (IEP) is developed. The IDEA process is more involved than that of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and requires documentation of measurable growth. For students with disabilities who do not require specialized instruction but need the assurance that they will receive equal access to public education and services, a document is created to outline their specific accessibility requirements. Students with 504 Plans do not require specialized instruction, but, like the IEP, a 504 Plan should be updated annually to ensure that the student is receiving the most effective accommodations for his/her specific circumstances.
Mrs. Barbara Ross
Director of Student Support Services
101 E. Third Street, Greensboro, GA 30642
Office: (706) 453-7434 (ext. 2168) | Fax: (706) 453-4933