The Corinth School District adheres to the Child Find program through the Mississippi Department of Education.
All children with disabilities residing in Mississippi, including children with disabilities attending private schools, regardless of the severity of their disability that are in need of special education and related services, will be identified, located and evaluated. The collection and use of data to meet the requirements of Child Find will be subject to the confidentiality requirements.
Procedures for Statewide Implementation:
Each year, the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) publicizes that the state is providing educational opportunities to children with disabilities and that parents or other interested individuals should refer a child who may have a disability to local school authorities.
This can be done by:
- Publicizing child identification information via the MDE website
- Providing brochures to regional and local offices of state agencies and non-profit social services agencies regarding child identification
- Providing brochures to locations that serve populations of highly mobile children and maintaining a Child Find referral system to forward information to local school districts.
The expected outcome is that all children with disabilities who are in need of special education and related services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) are identified, located and evaluated.