Special Education

Boyle County Schools is continually building and improving educational services to meet the diverse needs of students identified with disabilities. Our highly qualified special education staff believes in removing as many obstacles as possible for our students so that they can be successful in the classroom. Our approach is tailored to the individual needs of each student between the ages of 3 and 21 in our district that are identified with a disability. Accommodations are made in accordance with state laws as well as Boyle County policies and procedures.

 

One adaptation that our students have shown great success with is the various Co-teaching Models that we have in place in many of our classrooms across the district. These models utilize multiple of our highly qualified teachers and special education staff to keep kids actively engaged in the lessons they are being taught. Our co-teaching classrooms require collaboration and planning amongst the core teachers and special education teachers, but have proven to increase understanding and retention of material for students who typically struggle in certain content areas. As we continue to expand the number of our co-teaching classrooms, we anticipate that our students will continue to show gains in the classroom.

 

We value parents and guardians in our district that are advocates for their children. Parent input is a valuable tool that is used in creating an individualized learning plan for a student. Parents are also invited to contact school or district special education personnel if they feel that there is an issue that needs to be addressed to better meet the needs of their child.

 

 

 

Department: Special Education
Staff Position Phone
Jane Paynter Director of Special Education (859) 236-6634 ext. 3212
Marjorie Rush Assistant Director of Sp. Education (859) 236-5047 ext. 3064