Special Education & Student Services

(770) 945-5035

Our Mission: Buford City Schools is dedicated to providing quality instructional services and support to students with disabilities. Special Education is a service which supports children 3-21 years of age.

FAPE

Buford City Schools will provide a free appropriate education (FAPE) to all students residing in the City of Buford between the ages of 3 and 21, inclusive, including children with disabilities who have been suspended or expelled from school.  Services for students with disabilities will cease on the student’s 22nd birthday.

Teacher Resources


Special Education Staff

Dana Maxwell – Student Services Director
Marcie Gant – Student Services Coordinator
Robin Riegelhaupt – School Psychologist
Sarah McIlvenna – School Social Worker

More information about School Social Work

 

**Destruction of Special Education Records**

This notice contains information for special education students who have attended Buford City Schools. Federal regulations under 34 C.F.R. Part 300 (I.D.E.A.) allows school districts to destroy special education records/files when they are no longer needed for the education of the child. Special education records for students whose birthdate falls between 1/1/1993 and 12/31/1993 will be destroyed unless Buford City Schools is notified by July 29, 2016. Special education students have the right to request copies of these records for their files. Copies of records will be made available within 45 days of the written request. All written requests should be sent to Buford City Schools Central Office by July 29, 2016.


504 Procedural Safeguards

A Section 504 Plan is an educational plan describing what accommodations, special services, or related aids and services that will be provided to meet the individual educational needs of eligible students as adequately as the needs of nondisabled students are met.  Buford City Schools implements all mandates for Section 504 for eligible students.

504 Procedural Safeguards
504 Notice of Rights


Resources

Dispute Resolution
Hospital Homebound Procedures
Homeless Education Resources
Parent Resources
Parent Rights
Special Olympics

Child Find

In accordance with IDEA regulations, Buford City Schools seeks to ensure that all disabled students (ages 3-21) who are in need of special education within its jurisdiction are identified, located, and evaluated.  This includes those students who are Home School and those students who attend Private School.

If you know of a child with a disability that is not being served, please choose the appropriate link:

Preschool Referral Process
Grade K-12 Referral Process
Private School / Home School Service Request Form
Private School / Home School Letter to Provider


Georgia Special Needs Scholarship Program

Georgia Special Needs Scholarship Program allows eligible special needs students to transfer to another public school, public school district, state school, or authorized participating private school.

Letter to Parents
Transfer Request Form – Special Needs Student