Child Find

Child Find: What you need to know

The Sherburne-Earlville Central School District recognizes its responsibility to provide a free and appropriate public education to eligible students with disabilities within its geographical boundaries.

The District has a “child find” process that is designed to locate, identify and evaluate children with disabilities residing within its geographical boundaries from ages 3-21 (if a student has not already received a high school diploma). If you know a child who lives within the boundaries of the Sherburne-Earlville Central School District, attends a non-public or public school in the District and may be in the need of special education and/or related services, please contact the district’s Director of Special Services for information regarding the referral and evaluation process.

If the student is a school-age student who attends a non-public private school outside the geographical boundaries of the District, the student may need to be referred to the school district in which the non-public school is located to receive services during the regular school year. Please contact that school district for information regarding time deadlines for requests for services.

The District’s Child Find process extends to students with physical or mental impairments that substantially limit a major life activity. Such students may be eligible for services or accommodations pursuant to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Section 504 is a Federal civil rights statute that prohibits discrimination against persons with disabilities and programs receiving Federal financial assistance. Please contact the district’s Director of Special Services for more information regarding Section 504 eligibility and services.

For more information, call Director of Special Services, Ginger Rinaldo, at 607-674-7347.

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