Special Education Team
Contracted Therapy Providers
Child Find is a component of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA) that requires states to identify, locate, and evaluate all children with disabilities aged birth to 21, who are in need of early intervention or special education services. Child Find is an ongoing cooperative effort that involves state and local education agencies, parents, the community, professionals, related organizations, and private schools. IDEA requires all states to have a "comprehensive Child Find system" to assure that all children who are in need of early intervention or special education services are located, identified, and referred. In Arkansas, the lead agency for Part C of IDEA Early Intervention Program (children birth to 3 years) is the Arkansas Department of Human Services. The lead agency for Part B/619 (children ages 3-21 years), is the Arkansas Department of Education. The Magnet Cove School District is committed to locating, identifying and evaluating students with exceptionalities. If you suspect that your child has a disability, please reach out to your child’s building principal or the special education office for more information. (501)332-5468. For more information regarding Child Find, click here.
DESTRUCTION OF RECORDS
Special education records are maintained in a locked location for 6 years after students graduate or leave the district. A notice is then posted and these records are destroyed in a confidential manner. Records are available to the student or parent (if the student is under 18) by request. Call the special education office at 501-332-5468, to request.
At this time, the district is working to digitize all records and will not be making any notice of destruction until this process is complete. Please check back if in the future, as we will provided the required notice when we are ready to take this action. (October 9, 2022)