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Jeff Davis County Schools

Who to Contact for More Information?

Preschool children: If you are aware of a preschooler, ages 3-5, who has or may have a developmental disability, please call Donna Wilcox, Director of Special Education, at 912-375-6715.

School age children and youth: If you have a child who is already enrolled in a Jeff Davis County school and may be in need of special education services, please contact the school and express your concern to your child's teacher, the school counselor, or the school administrator.

Transfer students: If your child is transferring into the Jeff Davis County School System and has received special education services in another district, please report this information to Donna Wilcox, Director of Special Education, at 912-375-6715.

The Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) requires school systems to locate and identify disabled students attending private schools within their boundaries. If a disabled student is designated to receive special education, a service plan is developed for the disabled private school student. Jeff Davis County will spend a proportionate share of federal funds on such students for appropriate special education services. Home-schooled children are considered in the same category and are also eligible for services under this provision of the law. Parentally-placed disabled children in private schools or home-schooled disabled students are not entitled to a free appropriate public education (FAPE), but the district will provide services based on a proportionate share of federal funds.

Parents of any home-schooled or privately schooled disabled students between the ages of 3 and 21 may contact the special education department (912-375-6715) for further information.