Child Find

Child Find
Child Find is a component of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) that requires districts to identify, locate, and evaluate all children with disabilities, aged birth to 21, who require early intervention or special education services. The Douglas School District conducts specific activities for students ages birth to 21 with suspected disabilities who reside within the district's boundaries.
Who is covered by Child Find?
The IDEA requires all states to have policies and procedures in effect to ensure that all children who require special education and related services are identified, located, and evaluated. Child Find applies to all children who live within the State. This includes infants, toddlers, preschoolers, children in private or tribal schools, highly mobile, homeless, or migrant children.
Douglas School District and Child Find
Douglas School District currently identifies and provides special education services to "school age" and "preschool" children. It is possible, however, that some exceptional children in the district under age 21 are not receiving services. If you have such a child or are aware of such a child not now attending school, please contact
Monica Waltman, Douglas School District 421 Don Williams Dr., Box Elder, SD 57719, or call (605)923-0013. As part of its Child Find efforts, the Douglas School District conducts mass screenings for vision, hearing, and speech at designated grade levels in kindergarten through fifth grade. Parents are notified of screening results should a concern be noted.