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Special Education

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.

 

The FERPA Notice and Joint Child Count will be split between Danville, Boyle County Schools and KSD Child Find for Children with Disabilities in Need of Special Education or 504 Services

The Kentucky School for the Deaf, Boyle County and Danville Independent School Districts keep educational records in a secure location in each school and Board office.

The Kentucky School for the Deaf, Boyle County, and Danville Independent School Districts obtain written consent from a parent or eligible student (age 18 or who is attending a postsecondary institution), before disclosing personally identifiable information to an entity or individual not authorized to receive it under FERPA.

For students who have been determined eligible for Special Education, educational records will be destroyed at the request of the parents when they are no longer needed to provide educational programs or services. The Kentucky School for the Deaf, Boyle County, and Danville Independent School Districts may destroy the educational records of a child without parent request three years after they are no longer needed to provide educational programs or services. Parents are advised that data contained in the records may later be needed for Social Security benefits or other purposes. The Kentucky School for the Deaf, Boyle County, and Danville Independent School Districts may retain, for an indefinite period of time, a record of the student’s name, address, telephone number, grades, attendance records, classes attended, grade level completed, and year completed.

Children eligible for Special Education include those children with disabilities who have autism, deaf-blindness, developmental delay, emotional-behavior disability, hearing impairment, mental disability, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairment, other health impairment, specific learning disability, speech or language impairment, traumatic brain injury, or visual impairment and who because of such an impairment need Special Education services.

Children eligible for 504 services include those children in a public elementary and secondary education program who have a current physical or mental impairment that currently substantially limits some major life activity which causes the student’s ability to access the school environment or school activities to be substantially limited.

The Kentucky School for the Deaf, Boyle County, and Danville Independent School Districts have an ongoing “Child Find” system, which is designed to locate, identify and evaluate any child residing in a home, facility, or residence within their geographical boundaries, age three (3) to twenty-one (21) years, who may have a disability and be in need of Special Education or 504 services. This includes children who are not in school; those who are in public, private, or home school; those who are highly mobile such as children who are migrant or homeless; and those who are advancing from grade to grade, who may need but are not receiving Special Education or 504 services.

The districts’ “Child Find” system includes children with disabilities attending private or home schools within the school district boundaries who may need special education services.

The Kentucky School for the Deaf, Boyle County, and Danville Independent School Districts will make sure any child enrolled in their district who qualifies for Special Education or 504 services, regardless of how severe the disability, is provided appropriate Special Education or 504 services at no cost to the parents of the child.

Parents, relatives, public and private agency employees, and concerned citizens are urged to help the Kentucky School for the Deaf, Boyle County, and Danville Independent School Districts find any child who may have a disability and need Special Education or 504 services. The Districts need to know the name and age, or date of birth of the child; the name, address, and phone number(s) of the parents or guardian; the possible disability; and other information to determine if Special Education or 504 services are needed.

Letters and phone calls are some of the ways the Kentucky School for the Deaf, Boyle County, and Danville Independent School Districts collect the information needed. The information the school Districts collect will be used to contact the parents of the child and find out if the child needs to be evaluated or referred for Special Education or 504 services.

If you know of a child who lives within or attends a private or home school within the boundaries of the Kentucky School for the Deaf, Boyle County, or Danville Independent School District, who may have a disability, and may need but is not receiving Special Education or 504 services, please call or send the information to:

Jane Paynter
Director of Special Education
KSD, KSB
300 Sower Blvd.
Frankfort, KY 40601
502-892-6665

Marjorie Rush
Director of Special Education
Boyle County Schools
101 Citation Drive, Suite C
Danville, KY 40422
859-236-6634

Tina Wray
Director of Special Education
Danville Independent Schools
115 E. Lexington Avenue
Danville, KY 40422
859-936-8501

“Child Find” activities will continue throughout the school year. As part of these efforts, the Kentucky School for the Deaf, Boyle County, and Danville Independent School Districts will use screening information, student records, and basic assessment information it collects on all children in the District to help locate those children who have a disability and need Special Education or 504 services. Any information the District collects through “Child Find” is maintained confidentially.

Written Policies and Procedures have been developed which describe the Districts’ requirements regarding the confidentiality of personally identifiable information and “Child Find” activities. There are copies in the Principal’s office of each school, and in the Board of Education office.

Copies of these Policies and Procedures may be obtained by contacting the Director of Pupil Personnel at the district offices. Each district provides a public notice in the native language or other mode of communication of the various populations in the geographical boundaries of the District to the extent feasible.

If you know of someone who may need this notice translated to another language, given orally, or delivered in some other manner or mode of communication, please contact the Director of Pupil Personnel, or the Director of Special Education at the address or phone number listed above.

 

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
marjorie.rush@boyle.kyschools.us
859.236.6634 ext. 3212