Special Education

Last Updated: 7/15/2021 1:17 PM

Boyle County Schools is continually building and improving educational services to meet the diverse needs of students identified with disabilities. Our highly qualified special education staff believes in removing as many obstacles as possible for our students so that they can be successful in the classroom. Our approach is tailored to the individual needs of each student between the ages of 3 and 21 in the District who are identified with a disability. Accommodations are made in accordance with state laws, as well as Boyle County policies and procedures.

One adaptation that our students have shown great success with is the various Co-teaching Models that we have in place in many of our classrooms across the District. These models utilize multiple of our highly qualified teachers and special education staff to keep kids actively engaged in the lessons they are being taught. Our co-teaching classrooms require collaboration and planning amongst the core teachers and special education teachers, but have proven to increase understanding and retention of material for students who typically struggle in certain content areas. As we continue to expand the number of our co-teaching classrooms, we anticipate that our students will continue to show gains in the classroom.

We value parents and guardians in the District who are advocates for their children. Parent input is a valuable tool that is used in creating an individualized learning plan for a student. Parents are also invited to contact school or district special education personnel if they feel that there is an issue that needs to be addressed to better meet the needs of their child.


Destruction Notice

In accordance with 20 USC Section 1232g et seq., KRS 160.700 et seq., and state and Federal regulations implementing the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), this is to inform you of our intent to destroy personally identifiable information related to special education services maintained by Boyle County Schools.

If you wish to maintain this information for your personal records, you need to notify us upon receipt of this notice; otherwise, the information will be destroyed after the week of June 4, 2021. Please be advised that the records may be needed by the student or the parent(s) for social security benefits or other purposes. 

This record series may contain: IEP, procedural checklist, record of parent contacts, psychological evaluations, referral to program, parental permission for individual testing, notification of ARC conference, individual education program, conference summary report, parental permission for placement, notification of placement recommendation, notification of ARC review conference, confirmation of continued placement, parental permission for change in placement, parental permission for re-evaluation, parental refusal of placement, behavioral observation of referred student, development and social history, permission for individual evaluation, re-evaluation notice, record of disclosures, learning disabilities written report, notice of admission and release committee meetings, short-term objectives, etc.

The reason for destruction of the above listed items is because they are no longer needed to provide educational services, as it has been more than three (3) years since this individual has received special education services at Boyle County Schools.

The school is required to maintain records for a minimum of three (3) years from the date the child no longer received special education and related services. Copies of records are offered to graduating students and will be maintained for three (3) years. 

You may contact Marjorie Rush, Director of Special Education at Boyle County Schools, at 859.236.6634.


Special Education Contacts

Marjorie Rush
Director of Special Education
859.236.6634 ext. 3212

Claire Johnson
Assistant Director of Special Education