Child Find Services

Hoonah City Schools Child Find 

         As our school year begins, please assist the Hoonah City Schools in finding exceptional children ages 3-21. We are asking for your help in identifying and assisting children who may need special education or related services this year.

         All school age children are entitled to a free appropriate public education (FAPE). Some students, with physical, mental, or emotional impairments may need special education in order to benefit from the educational program offered by the school district.

         A child with a disability is one who has a physical or mental disability as defined in one of 14 eligibility categories: Early Childhood Developmental Delay, Orthopedic Impairment, Hearing Impairment, Specific learning Disabilities, Deaf-Blindness, Deafness, Autism, Cognitive Impairment, Other Health Impairment, Speech and language Impairment, Traumatic Brain Injury, Visual Impairment, Multiple Disability or Emotional Disturbance.

         Special education means specifically designed instruction, at no cost to the parents, to meet the unique needs of a child with a disability. Specially designed to instruction means adapting content, methodology, or delivery of instruction to address the unique needs of the child to ensure access of the child to the general education curriculum.

The Hoonah City School’s special education staff provide comprehensive educational services to all children who experience disabilities and have additional needs beyond those that can generally be met within the regular classroom program.

         Children being referred for special education services or currently receiving services are protected by strict confidential procedures.

If you know a child who might need special education, please contact Sheryl Ross, Special Education Director at 907-945-3611. Thank you!

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