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Child Find

King George County Schools Child Find

King George County Public Schools participates in an ongoing process of locating, evaluating and identifying youth ages 2 through 21 inclusive who are disabled and may be in need of special education services under IDEA or provisions under Section 504 of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This includes wards of the state and those who attend a home-school or private school which are located within the geographic boundaries of King George County. If your child is currently in a public school in King George County, contact your child's teacher or counselor if you have concerns about their learning or development. If you home instruct your child please see the section below for more information. 

Preschool Child Find

Child Find screenings are free to children ages 2 to 5 years old who are  King George County residents.  Proof of residency is required at the time of your screening. For additional information please visit PreSchool Child Find. 

Private and Home School Students

KGCS is responsible for identifying, locating, and evaluating those children who reside in King George County but who are placed by their parents in a private school within the county. Parents or teachers of a resident child parentally placed in a private school located in King George County, or who is home-instructed, who believe there is reason to suspect a child has a disability and is in need of special education, should contact the counselor of their student’s KGCS base school. The student will be required to register at the base school in order to receive a student identification number needed for data management purposes. Registration at the base school does not mean that the student is enrolled to attend a King George County school. 

Referrals

A Child Study Team (CST) is established in each school to review records and other performance evidence of children being referred in order to make recommendations to meet the child's educational and behavioral needs. Children may be referred to the CST through a screening process or by school staff, parent(s), or other individuals.  The referral may be in written, electronic, or oral form to the principal or designee of the school the child attends. The Child Study Referral should be completed and returned to the counselor of the base school.  

Within 10 business days following receipt of the initial referral, the Child Study Team must meet.  Parents are invited to attend the meeting after the principal or designee receives the referral. 

What to bring to the meeting:

  1. The child for whom you have concerns.
  2. You will be asked to provide proof of residency in King George County, VA. The following documentation must be provided, and must include a) one of the following: homeowner/mortgage verification to include mortgage statement, deed, ratified sales agreement; and/or rental agreement/lease; AND b) one of the following: real estate tax bill/statement, homeowner's/renter's insurance, current utility bill or letter of account from utility company (gas, electric, or water only). All documents must be current, valid, and reflect the parent's name and address being used. 
  3. Valid parent/guardian government issued picture ID.
  4. Your child's official, state-issued birth certificate.
  5. The completed registration, referral and/or screening forms that were sent to you.
  6. Any pertinent medical, developmental or speech/ language reports you have regarding your child.
  7. For home schooled students: student work samples

Please Note: If proper identification, proof of residency and birth certificate are not available, we will not be able to proceed with the process and/or screening.