The Colquitt County School System’s Program for Exceptional Children includes services and supports that sustain the district’s schools in their efforts to provide special education and related services to students with disabilities. These services focus on enhancing student achievement and post-secondary outcomes through the implementation of system activities for students, families, educators, administrators, and other stakeholders. Targeted areas for services and supports include accessible instructional materials, assistive technology, curriculum access and alignment, dropout prevention, family engagement, least restrictive environment, positive behavior supports, and transition. Additional services include ensuring compliance with federal and state regulations for special education, collecting and analyzing data on educational services and outcomes, providing guidance and oversight of the budgets for local, state and federal special education funds, and coordinating dispute resolution requirements as required by state and federal regulations.
Special Education services are an integral part of the educational system of the Colquitt County School System (CCSS). We believe that all students are capable of benefiting from, and have a right to, an educational program that is suitable to their needs. Special Education shares with regular education the basic responsibility of the public educational systems is to ensure that every student has the right to a free, appropriate education.