Stewart County Schools' Special Education Department
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All students with disabilities in Stewart County will participate in a challenging educational program designed to meet their unique needs that results in increased academic performance that leads to graduation and prepares them for employment and independent living.
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is a federal law that provides for the education of students with disabilities. All students with disabilities, ages 3-21, have the right to receive a free, appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment, with their non-disabled peers, based on identified needs included in their Individualized Education Program (IEP). The Stewart County Schools Special Education Department strives to provide a full range of services and supports for children with disabilities. The Program works interdependently and responsibly by providing assistance related to programming, professional learning, training of personnel, and assuring compliance with legal due process issues. The Program for Exceptional Students is committed to providing the assistance needed to ensure that all children with disabilities are receiving the most appropriate services possible.
Any student or parent or guardian (“grievant”) may request an impartial hearing due to the school system’s actions or inactions regarding your child's identification, evaluation, or educational placement under Section 504. Requests for an impartial hearing must be in writing to the school system’s Section 504 Coordinator; however, a grievant’s failure to request a hearing in writing does not alleviate the school system’s obligation to provide an impartial hearing if the grievant orally requests an impartial hearing through the school system’s Section 504 Coordinator. The school system’s Section 504 Coordinator will assist the grievant in completing the written Request for Hearing. The Section 504 Coordinator may be contacted through the school system’s central office. Copies of the 504 Procedural Safeguards and Notice of Rights of Students and Parents Under Section 504 may be found at the system website under Special Education Document Uploads.