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Proportionate Share Meeting Scheduled
A meeting for parentally placed private school children with disabilities is scheduled for 5 PM on September 18, 2023, at the McDuffie County Student Services office.  For more information, please contact the Department of Student Services at 706-986-4100.
Department Information
The McDuffie County Department of Student Services and Support is dedicated to supporting McDuffie County Schools in the commitment to provide a safe, respectful environment where academic excellence is achieved.

The Student Services Department of McDuffie County Public Schools offers comprehensive special education services to eligible students ages three through twenty-one years and to children from birth through age twenty-one years who have a hearing or visual impairment. Children from birth to age three with other disabilities will be referred to appropriate agencies for services. All referrals are considered confidential, and services are provided at no cost. The parent, legal guardian, or surrogate parent retains the right to refuse services and are provided other procedural safeguards under federal and state laws.

Public school services include screening in areas of suspected disabilities, such as vision, hearing, motor skills, speech, language, and general development. Evaluations in the schools are provided for several areas of suspected disabilities, including learning disabilities, speech and language development, physical impairment, vision or hearing problems, mental retardation, emotional disturbances, autism/pervasive development disorders, health impairments, or traumatic brain injuries.

A free, appropriate, public education with a full continuum of services is available. For more information concerning eligibility criteria and referral procedures, contact the principal or counselor of your local school or call the Student Services Department at 706-986-4100.

For more information about the programs and services that are provided by our department, select one of the menu items on the right.