The Peach County School District ensures that all children who have disabilities, from age 2 1/2 to 21 years of age, who reside in Peach County, and who are in need of special education and related services are identified, located and evaluated. Children attending approved non-public private schools, highly mobile children, children placed in health care facilities or state institutions within the geographic boundaries of Peach County are also included in the child find process. To find more information about Child Find, please click Here.
Section 504 is a civil rights law, and must be applied within the public school setting. Congress envisioned a statute that would protect broadly against educational discrimination in the classroom. Educational services that are included are extracurricular activities, nonacademic services, facilities and academic awards.
Pyramid of Interventions/Student Support Team
The Student Support Team process was designed to provide support to the student and teacher through a collaborative approach. It is based on the premise that "two heads are better than one" when developing plans for students who are having difficulty in school. When approached in a positive manner, the SST can be a valuable tool in providing for an effective educational program for students.
For more information regarding the Pyramid of Intervention/Student Support Team process, please click Here.
Preschool Special Needs
When the District becomes aware of a child between the ages of birth to three (3) years of age who has or may have a disability, a referral is made directly to Babies Can't Wait.
For students who are transitioning from Babies Can't Wait to preschool special needs services, the District participates in a transition planning meeting with Babies Can't Wait for the purpose of affecting a smooth and timely transition. The planning process includes the development of an Individualized Education Program (IEP) which is implemented by the child's third birthday.
Special Needs Scholarship Program Resources
For information regarding the Special Needs Scholarship Program Resources, please click Here.
Parent(s)/guardian(s) whose child meets the Georgia Special Needs Scholarship eligibility criteria under the Georgia Special Needs Scholarship (GSNS) law passed in 2007 (O.C.G.A. § 20-2-2113), can obtain additional information by clicking Here.