Kitty Crawford, Director
1712 Whitesville Road
LaGrange, Georgia 30240
Office hours 7:30am - 4:30pm
Summer hours M-Th 7am - 5:30pm
The mission of Troup County School System’s Exceptional Education Department is to assure compliance with local and state mandates, use collaborative decision making to remediate learning in the regular education setting, provide individualized services and support to students with disabilities and to provide services to students who are gifted. These services focus on enhancing student achievement and provide opportunities for students to reach their greatest potential.
Description of Student Support Team/Response to Intervention
The Student Support (SST)/Response to Intervention (RTI) Team is a problem-solving process in every Georgia school. Its purpose is to collaborate to find solutions for any student in the process. Each school has a RTI team that meets on a regular basis to discuss student performance and needs.
The Troup County Pyramid of Interventions
Click here for a list of RTI Support Personnel 17-18
Description of 504
In accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the Exceptional Eduation Department will assist in identifying and evaluating a student's need for educational accommodation. If the student is determined eligible for the accommodation he/she will be afforded access to appropriate educational accommodations.
Description of Special Education Services
In compliance with the Individual with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA 2004); the Exceptional Education Department provides special education and related services to students with disabilities. These services focus on enhancing student achievement and post-secondary outcomes through implementation of regional and statewide activities for students, families, educators, administrators, and other stakeholders. Targeted areas for services and supports include accessible instructional materials, assistive technology, curriculum access and alignment, dropout prevention, family engagement, least restrictive environment, positive behavior supports, and transition.
Letter to Parents - School Choice
Special Education Performance Goals
Special Education Eligibility Categories
Specially Designed Instruction
The Continuum of Services
Information for Parents
Georgia Parent Mentor Partnership
Parent Training and Information Center
Transportation for Students with Disabilities
Special transportation is provided to students whose Individualized Education Program (IEP) addresses the need for transporting the student to and from school either on the general education school bus with special modifications or a special school bus with modifications. An IEP committee may determine that the student requires special transportation as a related service and modifications necessary to transport the student. Modifications may include but are not limited to; power lifts, wheelchair fasteners, special seat belts; harnesses, car seat, bus monitor, and special seating.
If you have any questions about special transportation please contact your student’s teacher or one of the coordinators at the Exceptional Education Center (EEC).
Description of Gifted Education
TCSS provides gifted education services to students who demonstrate a high degree of intellectual, academic, and/or creative abilities, exhibit an exceptionally high degree of motivation, and/or excel in specific academic fields, and who need specialized instruction and/or ancillary services to achieve at levels commensurate with their abilities. TCSS follows non-discriminatory procedures with respect to race, religion, national origin, gender, disabilities and/or socio-economic background in the referral, identification, evaluation, placement, and services of gifted students.
Gifted Education Services Manual
Exceptional Education Services Staff
Dr. LaTanya Washington - Coordinator of Instructional Programs, Middle/High Schools
Tamikia Brown - Coordinator of Instructional Programs, Middle/High Schools
Sheila Spinks - Coordinator of Instructional Programs, Elementary Schools
Jessica Morman - Coordinator of Instructional Programs, Elementary Schools
Parent Mentor - Jodi Mazzolini
Preschool Special Education Teacher – Anne Tiffin
RTI Facilitators - Lesley McInvale, Amber McWhorter, Angelique Woodyard
SSIP Coach - Vanessa Roberts
Exceptional Education Center (EEC) Support Staff