Special Education is the combination of programs and/or services provided to students with disabilities and is mandated by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004. Special Education services are available to any student with a disability as defined by the Tennessee State Department of Education. Appropriate educational programs and services are specifically designed to meet the individual needs of each student in the least restrictive environment. Our program is available for students with disabilities ages 3 - 21. Services/programs include instructional classes, speech, physical and occupational therapy. Gifted classes are available to students who qualify through the screening process.
Our Special Education department staff is composed of 13 staff persons to serve over 175 students.
Rights for Children with Disabilities and Parent Responsibilities and Procedural Safeguards:
In compliance with state and federal laws, the Huntingdon Special School District will provide to each protected student with a disability without discrimination or cost to the student or family, those related aids, services or accommodations which are needed to provide equal opportunity to participate in and obtain the benefits of the school program and extracurricular activities to the maximum extent appropriate to the disability, the child must be of school age with a physical or mental disability which substantially limits or prohibits participation in or access to an aspect of the school program.
These services and protections for protected students who are disabled are distinct from those applicable to all eligible or exceptional students enrolled (or seeking enrollment) in special education programs.
For further information on the evaluation procedures and provision of services to protected students, contact Angie Bunn at 731-986-2222.