Child Find Annual NoticeSubmitted on: August 19, 2017
Annual Notice of Child Find
Upon request, the
South Carolina Public School District is required to evaluate a child for
eligibility for special education services.
A request for evaluation is known as a referral. When the district receives a referral, the
district will appoint an Evaluation Planning team to determine if the child has
a disability, and if the child needs special education services. The
district locates, identifies, and evaluates all children with disabilities who
are enrolled by their parents in schools within the school district. This Child Find obligation is also fulfilled
by each school’s posting of this information in a public location (website,
school newsletter, school email letter) at least annually.
A school or
district staff member who reasonably believes a child may be a child with a
disability has a legal duty to refer the child, including a homeless child or a
child advancing from grade to grade, to the school district in which the child
is enrolled. Before referring the child, the person making
the referral must inform the child's parent that the referral will be made.
parents, who reasonably believe a child is a child with a disability may also
refer the child, including a homeless child or a child advancing from grade to
grade, to the school or district in which the child is enrolled.
Referrals must be
in writing and include the reason why the person believes the child is a child
with a disability. A referral may be
made by contacting Clara Guerrero, Quest Leadership Academy Coordinator of
Special Education Services at 864-277-7575, or by mail at Quest Leadership Academy
29 Ridgeway Drive Greenville South Carolina 29605 or by contacting Laura
Simmons, Special Education Services Coordinator, at 803-603-9721 or by writing
her at 3710 Forest Dr., Ste. 201, Columbia, SC, 29204
For parents with
children who are not currently enrolled in a school within the South Carolina
Public Charter School District who reasonably believe a child is a child with a
disability may also refer the child, including a homeless child or a child
advancing from grade to grade, to the child’s district of residence. The contact information for the districts may
be found at: http://ed.sc.gov/schools/.
School website; www.questleadershipacademy.org
Annually through registration packets
Various locations throughout the school