Child Find is in the process of identifying, locating and evaluating all children from age 3 to 21 who may have a disability and be in need of special education and related services, regardless of the severity of the disability. The Barnesville Exempted Village School District seeks to identify, through Child Find, all children in the Barnesville School District who attend a public or non-public school in the district or who are homeless or wards of the state and may be in need of special education and related services.
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is a federal law that assures children and youth with disabilities a free, appropriate public education (FAPE) in the least restrictive environment (LRE). The Barnesville Exempted Village School District provides a continuum of special education programs and services for preschool and school-age students with disabilities.
A child with a disability is a child having an intellectual disability (e.g. developmental delay), hearing impairment (including deafness), visual impairment (including blindness), impairment, autism, traumatic brain injury, other health impairment, specific learning disability, deaf-blindness, or multiple disabilities.
Parents, relatives, public private agency employees, and concerned citizens are asked to help the Barnesville Exempted Village School District find any child who may have a disability and need special eduction and related services. If you are aware of a child who may have special needs, please notify Micah Fuchs, Special Education Coordinator, at (740) 425-3639, ext. 3224.