Child Find

The Christian County School District has an ongoing “Child Find” system, which is designed to locate, identify and evaluate any child residing in a home, facility, or residence within its geographical boundaries, age three (3) to twenty-one (21) years, who may have a disability and be in need of Special Education. 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.

The Christian County School District will make sure any child enrolled in its district who qualifies for Special Education services, regardless of how severe the disability, is provided appropriate Special Education 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 Christian County School District find any child who may have a disability and need Special Education services. The District needs to know the name and age, or date of birth of the child; the name, address, and phone number of the parent or guardian; the possible disability; and other information to determine if Special Education is needed.

Letters and phone calls are some of the ways the Christian County School District collects the information needed. The information the school District collects 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 services.

If you know of a child who lives within the boundaries of the Christian County School District, who may have a disability, and may need but is not receiving Special Education services, please call (270) 887-7004 or send the information to:

Director of Special Education

Christian County Schools

200 Glass Ave.

Hopkinsville, KY 42240

“Child Find” activities are on-going throughout the school year. As part of these efforts the Christian County School District 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. Any information the District collects through “Child Find” is maintained confidentially.