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Child Find for Programs for Exceptional Children

Bid Announcement - The Homewood City Schools System is currently accepting bids for the provision of daily transportation services and field trips for students with disabilities and will do so until 11:00 am on Thursday, June 28, 2018. These students will be comprised of ambulatory and non-ambulatory children. If you are an interested party and would like the complete bid packet, including the bid specifications, please contact Debra Bowman at 205-870-4203 or dbowman@homewood.k12.al.us . Bids will be opened starting at 11:01 on June 28, 2018.

Public Notice - Special Education records for students who attended Homewood City Schools whose birthdates are prior to May 31, 1991, are no longer needed by the school system. Unless parents or former students of legal age choose to take possession of the records the records will be destroyed. These records will be destroyed on or after June 11, 2018. Parents or former students wanting these records should notify in writing Allison Bruce, 450 Dale Avenue, Homewood, AL 35209 immediately.

Special Education - Special programs for disabled children are provided in accordance with IDEA. Child Find is an attempt to locate and provide appropriate educational and related services to all disabled children between ages birth and 21. If you are a parent of a disabled child who is not receiving services, contact Homewood Board of Education (205) 870-4203.

GiftedGifted students are those who perform at or who have demonstrated the potential to perform at high levels in academic or creative fields when compared to others of their age, experience, or environment. These students require services not ordinarily provided by the regular school program. Students possessing these abilities can be found in all populations across all economic strata, and in all areas of human endeavor.

Teachers, counselors, administrators, parents or guardians, peers, self, or any other individuals with knowledge of the student’s abilities may refer a student. Additionally, all second grade students will be observed as potential gifted referrals using a gifted behavior checklist.

For each student referred, information is gathered in the areas of Aptitude, Characteristics, and Performance. The information is entered on a matrix where points are assigned according to established criteria. The total number of points earned determines if the student qualifies for gifted services. To make a referral, contact the counselor at your child’s school.

If you are the parent of a child with disabilities or a gifted child residing within the city limits of Homewood who is not receiving services, contact the appropriate Special Education Supervisor at the Homewood Board of Education at 870-4203:

Special Education Supervisor - Elementary (preschool - 5th grade, gifted) Shannon Dennis: sdennis@homewood.k12.al.us

Special Education Supervisor - Secondary (6th grade - 12th grade) Allison Bruce: abruce@homewood.k12.al.us




Location: 450 Dale Ave. Homewood, AL 35209

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