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Department of Special Education/Section 504

Cherokee County School District offers comprehensive special education services to eligible students ages three through 21 years. Children from birth to age three with disabilities will be referred to appropriate agencies for services. All referrals are considered confidential, and services are provided at no cost. The parent, legal guardian, or surrogate parent retains the right to refuse services and is provided other procedural safeguards under federal and state law.

 

Special Education Records Requests

Parents and Students

Parents of current or former minor CCSD students and CCSD current or former students who are 18 or older may request special education records from the Department of Special Education.  Requests must be made in writing. Please call 770.721.8506 or email your requests to sped.records@cherokeek12.net

Requests must include parental consent or the consent of the student, if the student is aged 18 or older, to release confidential records, if the requester is not the parent or student.

Records can be emailed, sent via US Mail, or picked up in person by appointment only.

Requests should be directed to:

Special Education Records Clerk  
P.O. Box 769
Canton, GA 30169

Phone: 770.721.8506
FAX: 770.721.6316

Special Education Records Request Form

Attorneys

Attorneys seeking any CCSD records, including Special Education records, must send their request to CCSD's custodian of records.  Please email Barbara.Jacoby@cherokeek12.net or mail requests to: Office of Communications, PO Box 769, Ga. 30169.

NOTICE: Cherokee County School District schools and offices are closed to the public beginning March 16, 2020 and until further notice.  Upon the Cherokee County School District resuming normal business operations, we will complete an evaluation of any records requests received in the interim and facilitate making any non-exempted responsive record(s) available for inspection and copying as soon as practicable.

Concerns

CCSD's Department of Special Education and Section 504 welcomes the opportunity to work collaboratively with parents to address concerns.  If you have concerns regarding your child's 504 or IEP, please start by contacting your child's school.  If you have contacted your child's school and continue to have concerns, please contact:

Department of Special Education at 770.704.4315

 

Resources for Parents 

Eligibility
Individualized Education Plan (IEP)
Related Services
Assistive Technology
Preschool Special Needs Program
Information for Parents
Making Sure Your Preschooler Starts on a Path Towards Graduation
Making Sure Your Elementary School Child Starts On A Path Towards High School Graduation
Making Sure Your Middle School Child Starts On A Path Towards High School Graduation
Making Sure Your High School Student Starts On A Path Towards High School Graduation

Dispute Resolution

Section 504

 

Helpful External Links

For special education information in Georgia:

Georgia Department of Education Special Education Manual:
Implementation Manual

Support, information services and training, and leadership opportunities for families who have children and youth with disabilities:
Parent to Parent Georgia

Education news from around the country:
US Department of Education

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services (OSERS):
US Department of Education OSERS

The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, students with disabilities, and/or the gifted.
Council for Exceptional Children

Georgia Association of School Psychologists:
GASP

Georgia Council of Administrators of Special Education:

GCASE