The Crisp County Board of Education participates in Child Find through its Program for Exceptional Children. The Child Find mandate requires that all local educational agencies seek children between the ages of 3-21 who may be in of need Special Education services.
If a child is suspected if having a developmental problem, learning problem, or any other problem that inhibits academic or social growth, please contact the Crisp County Special Education Office at 229-276-3445.
Georgia Special Needs Scholarship (Senate Bill 10)
Under the Georgia Special Needs Scholarship (GSNS) law passed in 2007 (O.C.G.A. 20-2-2113), parent(s)/guardian(s) whose child meets the Georgia Special Needs Scholarship eligibility criteria have the right to request a public school transfer to:
In order to qualify for the GSNS Program a child must meet the following requirements:
Transfers Within a School District
A school district considering a transfer between schools must evaluate the request based on capacity at a requested school(s) and the availability of a program at a requested school(s) which is aligned with a student’s IEP. Capacity is defined in two ways:
Transfers Out of a School District
A school district considering a request for a transfer into its school system has the authority to approve or deny a public school transfer request for any reason. A school district considering a transfer can deny a request even if there is capacity and a program available that is aligned to the student’s IEP within its system. If a request is approved, a school district can charge parent(s) for the costs of educating a student from outside its school district.
Important: Transportation under this public school choice option is the responsibility of a parent.
Applications MUST BE COMPLETED ANNUALLY. To obtain an application, please contact the Special Education Office at 229-276-3445. The Georgia Special Needs Scholarship deadline for the Crisp County School System is the last school day of August.