Lisa Martin

Special Education


Lisa Cunningham - Director
Tara Anderson - Executive Secretary
Mary Toler - Educational Diagnostician
Samantha Skeen- Special Education
 Coordinator 
Phone - 304-372-7309
  E-mail: Lisa Cunningham



SCHOOL SYSTEM MEETING STUDENTS' SPECIAL NEEDS

    Jackson County Schools provides special education and related services to students who have been determined eligible for such services in accordance with state board policy. 

    A student may be referred for evaluation by any concerned individual to the Student Assistance Team.  Upon receipt of parent consent, an evaluation is conducted by a multi-disciplinary evaluation team to determine a child's eligibility for services based upon criteria set forth in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and state board policy.  An individualized education program (IEP) which addresses special education, supplementary aids, and related service needs is developed for each student who is determined eligible.  Additionally, those students parentally placed in a private school may be eligible for special education services.  If so, representatives of Jackson County Schools, the private school and the parents will determine the services to be provided.

    Related services are support services required to assist an eligible exceptional student to benefit from special education and enable him/her to access the general curriculum.  This includes, but is not limited to, assistive technology, audiology, speech and language pathology, psychological services, physical and occupational therapy, orientation and mobility training, Braille, sign language interpreter and transportation.