Each state is required by Federal and State law to find all children with disabilities ages birth to 22 and provide educational services in the public schools for ages 3-22 for any child identified as disabled under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA). The child find in the public schools includes children enrolled in the Dickson County Schools grades preschool through twelfth, children who are homeschooled and live in the Dickson County Schools zone, those who attend a private school in Dickson County, or are homeless.
If you know of a child that may need special services call the Special Education Department at 615-446-2085, or contact the principal of a school in your area. Anyone can refer a child.
Destruction of Special Education Records
Special education records will be kept for three (3) years past a student's 22nd birthday. At the end of each school year an advertisement will be placed in the local newspaper notifying parents/students that special education records will be destroyed. This notice will include a contact number for parents/students to call to obtain the records before they are destroyed.