Program for Exceptional Children (PEC) Special Education Services

  • The Jasper County Charter System provides special education services to all eligible students from the ages of three through the school year of their 22nd birthday or graduation. Services are provided within the student’s general education setting to the maximum extent possible. Special education teachers, paraprofessionals, general education teachers, and school and system level administrators have been trained in the collaborative delivery model for special education services and specially designed instruction. Related services, such as occupational therapy, physical therapy, audiology, nursing, transportation, adaptive physical education, and vision support are also provided.

    Child Find

    Public Notice -  In Accordance with federal regulations and State Board Rule 160-4-7.03 the Jasper County Charter System assumes the responsibility for the location, identification, and evaluation of all children birth through age 21 that require special education and related services. All children who are suspected of having a disability and who are in need of special education are part of the child find process, regardless of age. This includes children who are: 

    • Birth through three who may or may not be referred to and served by the State’s early intervention program, Babies Can’t Wait;
    • Preschool children, ages three through five, who may not be enrolled in Georgia funded prekindergarten program and kindergarten including children who are parentally placed in private preschools or daycare centers outside the school system; 
    • Children who are enrolled in a public school in Jasper County; 
    • Children who are parentally placed in private and home schools; or 
    • Highly mobile children, including migrant children; 
    • Children served in community programs such as a rehabilitation center, daycare center, etc., or other municipalities and
    • Any other children suspected of having a disability. 

    For children transitioning from the Babies Can’t Wait program, identification/evaluation and placement for continued special education services must be completed by the child’s third birthday.  The Babies Can’t Wait Services Coordinator will coordinate the transition with the Jasper County Preschool Special Education Lead teacher, Betsy Cain –

    For Child Find information regarding the referral process for school age children enrolled in the Jasper County Charter System, a home school program or private school within Jasper County, please contact Ashley McElheney, Director of Instructional Support Services, at 706-468-6350 or

    2022 Georgia Department of Education Parent Satisfaction Survey

    The 2022 Parent Satisfaction Survey, available in English and Spanish, is open now to all families of students with disabilities in the state. Share feedback about your engagement with your child's school with the Georgia Department of Education (GA DOE) by completing the survey before May 31, 2022. Find more information about the survey in English and Spanish here.


    Hurricane Hero Day

    Hurricane Hero Day: Friday, April 22, 2022 at Jasper County High School

    Parent Resources:

    Georgia Department of Education: Special Education

    Parents’ Rights Video from GADOE

    GA DOE Transition from High School

    Parent to Parent of Georgia