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Lynchburg Clay School District

Child Find

Heather Carraher Director of Special Programs

Lynchburg – Clay Local School District is committed to the education of all resident children, including those with disability conditions that require special programs or services.

You can help us fulfill our desire and obligation by letting us know of children who, because of one or more disabilities, may require extra help. The term “disability” includes such conditions as hearing, speech or language, physical, orthopedic or visual impairment, learning, cognitive, and behavioral disabilities, health impairment such as epilepsy or cardiac illness and other severe or multiple disabilities.

In order to serve disabled children, we must identify them and evaluate their needs by means of a multi-factored evaluation. Then we must meet with parents, our staff, and other professionals to determine the most appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment.

If you know of a child who is disabled or may be suspected of being disabled, write to the District Supervisor/Coordinator, Special Programs, Lynchburg-Clay Local School District, P.O. Box 515, Lynchburg, Ohio 45142 or call 937.364.9119

Funding for special education programs comes from local, state, and federal funds. Each year, we must write proposals for the use of the Federal Flow-Thru Funds. We welcome your suggestions on the best use of the federal funds to extend our services to disabled children.

Special Education

Lynchburg-Clay Local School District offers preschool services for handicapped students. Children ages 3-5 who are identified as handicapped under the guidelines of IDEA* are eligible for these services.

If you suspect your child is handicapped and would like more information on the preschool programs or any other programs, contact Lynchburg-Clay Local School District at 937.364.2338.

Lynchburg-Clay Local School District receives funds from IDEA-Part B for use in special education programming. If you have any suggestion or input regarding the use of these funds, please feel free to contact our office with any recommendations.

* Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004