Director of Special Education
34 School Street
Watkinsville, GA 30677
706.769.5130, ext. 1202
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Public Notice of Destruction of Records
This notice is in compliance with the system’s comprehensive plan for special education required by P.L. 94-142.
Records on students who enrolled in a special education program for the disabled and whose birthdays are between January 1, 1998 through December 31, 1998 are no longer needed for education planning purposes. These records may be needed by the student or parent(s) for Social Security or other reasons. The system plans to destroy these records on Monday, January 31, 2022, unless there has been a request for a due process hearing, under P.L. 94-142 or a complaint filed with the Office of Civil Rights, under section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
If you, as the student or parent(s) of the student, desire copies of these records prior to destruction, contact the Department of Special Education at 706.769.5130, ext. 1214. You will be required to produce identification or provide verification data.
What is the Georgia Special Needs Scholarship (GSNS) Program? What are the LEA’s responsibilities for children receiving the GSNS?The GSNS Program is a parental choice program for special needs children attending Georgia public schools who are served under an IEP. More Information about the GSNS Program can be found here.
It is the mission of the Oconee County Department of Special Education and Psychological Services to provide quality special education and psychological programs and services to students, parents, and schools in Oconee County. The Department is committed to providing the assistance needed to ensure that students with disabilities are receiving the most appropriate services possible.The Oconee County Department of Special Education provides services to students ages 3-21 who are eligible for special education and related services. All students with disabilities have the right to receive a free, appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment, with their non-disabled peers, as appropriate. The type and degree of services provided are determined through the development of an Individualized Education Program (IEP).
District and Support Staff
Oconee County Primary SchoolApril ReedDepartment Chair / Speech and Language PathologistPaula BargfredeSpeech and Language Pathologist Oconee County Elementary SchoolHugh TorbitCo-Department Chair Colham Ferry Elementary SchoolJennifer SimpsonDepartment ChairAnna RaySpeech and Language Pathologist Dove Creek Elementary SchoolMary JoynerDepartment ChairWendy HarrisonSpeech and Language Pathologist Malcom Bridge Elementary SchoolErin BeaverDepartment ChairJamie CarawaySpeech and Language Pathologist Rocky Branch Elementary SchoolJennifer JonesDepartment Chair and Speech and Language Pathologist High Shoals Elementary SchoolKatie CarrDepartment Chairkcarr@oconeeschools.org
Christine SmithSpeech and Language Pathologist
Oconee County Middle SchoolCasey RadfordDepartment ChairMalcom Bridge Middle SchoolStephanie BallardCo-Department ChairShannon DupreeCo-Department ChairJamie CarawaySpeech and Language Pathologist Oconee County High SchoolRichard WehuntDepartment Chair North Oconee High SchoolLaurinda FreelandDepartment ChairChristine SmithSpeech and Language Pathologist District OfficeKimberly GriffithInstructional SpecialistMichael WilliamsInstructional SpecialistPaula BargfredePre-K Community Speech and Language PathologistCrystal LeDuffPsychologist for DCES, MBES, RBES, and NOHSSuzanne CrumptonPsychologist for OCPS, OCES, and OCHSscrumpton@oconeeschools.orgScott EversolePsychologist for CFES, HSES, MBMS, and OCMSVicki HilppParent Mentor
firstname.lastname@example.orgJennifer RenoSpecial Education Secretaryjreno@oconeeschools.org
706.769.5130, ext 1214