Child Find

Children with special needs, regardless of the severity of their needs/disabilities, are entitled to a free appropriate public education (FAPE). Deer Creek Schools provides specialized programming through specially trained teachers to provide education-related services.

Public schools are mandated under Public Law 108-446, "Individuals with Disabilities Education Act" 2004 (IDEA), to coordinate services for children with disabilities throughout the local communities within the district boundaries.  Each district is also mandated to search and find all children with disabilities who reside within their district.  This is accomplished in a variety of ways including but not limited to: radio/TV/news paper adds and articles, posters located in libraries, hospitals, clinics, U.S. Post Offices, and apartment complexes.

Within our district boundaries there may be school-age special children, 3 to 21 years, who are not being educated by Deer Creek Schools.  The Deer Creek Special Services Department needs your help to find them.  If you have, or know of, any special child from pre-school to age 21 who is not currently enrolled in a special education program, please let us know by contacting Special Services at 348-6100.