SPECIAL EDUCATIONCHILD FINDThe District is responsible for identifying, locating, and evaluating children from birth through age 21 with known or suspected disabilities who reside in and/or attend school within the school district’s boundaries to determine whether a need for special education services exists. Child Find includes children who reside in group or nursing homes and/or who attend private or home schools within the district’s boundaries regardless of place of residence.
Everyone in the community who is concerned with the welfare of children may participate in the Child Find process. The JCSSC accepts referrals of children who may have a disability. If assessment is recommended, the assessment is provided at no cost to the parent. A referral to Child Find may be made by a parent or by any person concerned about a child. Parent involvement and agreement is obtained prior to any further action. Information is confidential and the privacy of the children and parents is protected.
If you concerned that a child you know may have a disability and need specialized instruction, please contact your school administrator for school age children or for children younger than school age you may contact JCSSC's Director of Special Education, Amber Stansberry, at (361)782-6137 or by mail at 606 N. Gilbert Street, Edna, Texas 77957.SECTION 504§504 Child Find Notice
Pursuant to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the District has a duty to identify, refer, evaluate and if eligible, provide a free, appropriate public education to disabled students. For additional information about the rights of parents of eligible children, or for answers to anyquestions you might have about identification, evaluation and placement into Section 504 programs, please contact the Section 504 District Coordinator Melissa Koop at 361-782-3573 or by mail at 601 N. Wells, Edna, Texas 77957.Aviso Sobre La Identificación de Estudiantes Incapacitados bajo la Seccion 504 Bajo la Seccion 504 del Decreto de Rehabilitación de 1973, el Distrito Escolar esta obligado a identific referir, evaluar, y proporcionar servicios educativos apropriados y gratuitos a estudiantes incapacitados califican para recibir servicios bajo esta ley. Si usted desea mas información sobre los derechos de padr niños incapacitados, o si tiene preguntas sobre la identificación, evaluación, y colocación de niños en el programa de Seccion 504, favor de ponerse in contacto con el Coordinador de 504 del Distrito al numero 361-782-3573, o por correo a la siguiente dirección: 601 N. Wells, Edna, Texas 77957.