CHILD FIND PUBLICITY CAMPAIGN AND
DISTRICT CONFIDENTIALITY LETTER
The Forest Municipal School District is participating in an ongoing statewide effort
to identify, locate, and evaluate children, birth though the age of twenty-
Information which could identify an individual child will be maintained by this agency
and will be provide to other agencies only in accord with the Family Rights and Privacy
Act and EHA-
Please contact Phylis P. Campbell, Child Find Contact Person for the Forest Municipal
School District, if you know any children who may have a disability by calling 601-
The Child Find Person implements child identification, location, and evaluation of
children birth through twenty-
Once a referral is made, it is the responsibility of the Child Find Contact Person
to insure that the Referral-
It is the goal of the Forest Municipal School District to provide a free appropriate
public education to all children with disabilities through age twenty-
SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS
The Forest Municipal School District provides programming in compliance with the
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act [IDEA] to students who are eligible for
special education and related services. The District undertakes to identify and
locate every student who is eligible for such services and who resides within its
jurisdiction. For more information on identification and services contact the Special
Services Director at 601-
Students with disabilities will be given the option of working toward a special education certificate, occupational diploma, or regular diploma upon entering the special education programs. The special education certificate and occupational diploma will be presented without special mention during the regular graduation exercises. The certificate and occupational diploma is not equivalent to a regular high school diploma.
Graduation options will be fully explained to parents and students, when appropriate, in each Individualized Educational Plan [IEP] meeting. The determination of receiving a certificate, occupational diploma, or regular high school diploma is made by the IEP Committee prior to the student entering the ninth grade. This determination may be revised at any time prior to graduation.
Students who choose to work toward a regular diploma must complete all Carnegie unit requirements of the regular program as described in the policy of the Forest Municipal Board of Education. Those who choose the special education certificate option must complete the same number of units as required by the regular diploma, but these units will be taken from the special education curriculum and/or the regular education curriculum as determined by the Individualized Educational Plan [IEP]. In order to receive an occupational diploma, 70% of all the objectives as outlined by the Mississippi Department of Education Office of Special Education must be met.
A special education student must meet all requirements for graduation by or before age 21 in order to receive a diploma or certificate. Services will be terminated at the close of the school year in which the student’s 21st birthday occurs.
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