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 email@example.com
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
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.
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
Helpful External Links
For special education information in Georgia:
Georgia Department of Education Special Education 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:
Georgia Council of Administrators of Special Education: