STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES
Response to Intervenion (RTI)
RTI is an integrated approach to service delivery that encompasses general, remedial and special education through a multi-tiered service delivery model. It utilizes a problem solving framework to identify and address academic and behavioral difficulties for all students using scientific, research-based instruction.
American Disabilities Act (ADA)
The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 or ADA ( ) is a civil rights law that prohibits discriminationbased on disability. It affords similar protections against discrimination to Americans with disabilities as the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which made discrimination based on race, religion, sex, national origin, and other characteristics illegal. In addition, unlike the Civil Rights Act, the ADA also requires covered employers to provide reasonable accommodations to employees with disabilities, and imposes accessibility requirements on public accommodations
In Georgia, a gifted education student is defined as one who demonstrates a high degree of intellectual and/or creative ability(ies), exhibits an exceptionally high degree of motivation, and/or excels in specific academic fields, and who needs special instruction and/or special ancillary services to achieve at levels commensurate with his or her ability(ies).
Student Support Teams (SSTs)
Student Support Teams (SSTs), required in every Georgia public school, are teams of educators who meet to solve the academic and behavioral problems that students sometimes have.
Overview of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
Section 504 prohibits discrimination against individuals whose physical or mental impairment substantially limits one or more major life activities, including:
- Caring for one's self
- Performing manual tasks
The Quitman County Schools Special Education Department strives to provide a complete range of services and supports for children with disabilities in the least restrictive environment. It is essential that we work interdependently and dutifully by providing assistance related to programming, professional learning, training of personnel, and assuring compliance with legal due process issues. The Special Education Department is committed to providing the assistance needed to ensure that all children with disabilities are receiving the most appropriate services possible.
This includes individualized instruction to meet a student's educational and social needs in an effort to prepare the student for post-secondary education and/or employment and independent living. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is a federal law that provides for the education of students with disabilities. All students with disabilities, ages 3-21, have the right to receive a free, appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment, with their non-disabled peers, based on identified needs included in their Individualized Education Program (IEP).
For additional information contact:
Director of Special Education
173 Kaigler Road
Georgetown, Georgia 39854
Student Support Team Coordinator
Frederick Drake, Special Education Teacher - email@example.com
Nuzhath Begum, Special Education Teacher- Nuzhath.Begum@quitman.k12.ga.us
Evon Belflower, Paraprofessional - firstname.lastname@example.org
Quinterrius Banks, Paraprofessional- email@example.com
Annie Banks, Paraprofessional - firstname.lastname@example.org
Christie Parker, Speech Pathologist - email@example.com
Hugh Ellington -Special EducationTeacher- Hugh.firstname.lastname@example.org
Scott Swantic, Special Education Teacher- Scott.email@example.com
Cheryl Smith- Preschool Special Education Teacherfirstname.lastname@example.org
Stacie Davis, Vision Specialist - email@example.com