The Franklin County Schools provide special education and related services so that all children are challenged and can develop into productive and successful citizens. Special education is specially designed instruction, provided at no cost to parents, that meets the unique needs of a student with a disability. Referrals may be made to the school counselor or special education coordinator.
Gifted students are those who perform at high levels in academic or creative areas when compared to others of their age, experience, or environment. A student may be referred for consideration for gifted services by teachers, counselors, administrators, parents/guardians, peers, self, or any other individuals with knowledge of the student's abilities. Additionally, all second grade students will be observed as potential gifted referrals using a gifted behavior checklist. Referrals may be made to the school counselor, special education coordinator, or gifted teacher at your child's school.
COVID-19 Academic Continuity Plan for Special Education Students
Beginning April 6th, 2020, all special education teachers will make contact with each student/parent on their caseload to discuss educational opportunities for the remainder of the school year. In addition to the classwork general education teachers supply each student, they will also receive a paper packet of work that reflects the goals as outlined in their current IEP. This work will continue to help students make progress towards their goals. Students will also receive weekly follow-up calls from their special education teacher.
If the student receives speech therapy, occupational therapy, and/or physical therapy, a separate packet for each related service will also be mailed home. Students/parents will receive follow-up calls from each therapist to discuss the activities and provide assistance.
Should you have any questions regarding the information you receive, please feel free to contact your child's special education teacher via email (which can be found on your child's school website) or contact our office at 256-332-8814.
We hope everyone is staying safe and well during this time!