Child Find and Procedural Safeguards
The Child Find Program
The St. Maries School District, in cooperation with parents and nonpublic school agencies, engages in Child Find services throughout the school year. Child Find activities are conducted (1) to create public awareness of special education programs, (2) to advise the public that students who qualify for services have the right to a free appropriate public education and confidentiality protections, and (3) to alert community residents that a process exists for identifying and serving children with disabilities from the age of 3 through the semester in which they turn 21. If you know of a child who is 3 through 21 years of age who may have individual needs that result from disabilities or developmental delays, and who is not enrolled in a school program, please contact Jenifer Miller, Special Education Coordinator, at 208-245-2579. These children may have difficulty walking, talking, hearing, or learning, or may display behaviors that appear different from other children their age. If you are part of a community agency or civic group that would like more information about educating children with disabilities or would like information to distribute to members, please call the school office or the above phone number.
St. Maries School District offers a wide variety of specially designed services to meet the unique needs of children determined to be eligible for special education services by meeting the eligibility criteria outlined in the Idaho Special Education Manual.