BULLHEAD CITY – The Bullhead City School District (BCSD) will hold an informational meeting to discuss special education services available to local students. The Child Find and Proportionate Share programs are grant-funded, using BCSD special educational professionals to assist students, and providing referral information for those not yet in school to parents and guardians.

Child Find helps local public school districts identify students who may have a disability. The meeting will go over the process of Child Find that the Bullhead City School District follows, in accordance with State and Federal laws.

Proportionate Share uses BCSD special educational professionals to assist students not enrolled in a traditional public or charter school, including those who are in a private school or are homeschooled.  There is currently one private school licensed within BCSD’s boundaries.

The meeting will be held Wednesday, September 27, at 5:00 p.m., in the library at Coyote Canyon School, 1820 Lakeside Drive. Parents and guardians of special education students eligible for either Child Find or Proportionate Share education are invited to attend.

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 (IDEA ’04) and the Arizona Administrative Code define Child Find requirements to ensure eligible infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and school-aged children have access to early intervention or special education and related services.

Additional information is available from BCSD special education director Kate Hall at 928-758-8858, x-1044.