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The White County Student Services Department includes:

  • Special Education
  • Social Work Services
  • School Psychological Services
  • Special Education Parent Mentor
  • White County Family Connection

For immediate release May 28, 2019

Contact Jane Grillo White County Schools 706-201-0483 or jane.grillo@white.k12.ga.us


2019 Worksite Awards Announced


White County Schools and local business partners joined to celebrate the accomplishments of students who participate in the Community Based Instruction program, CBI, a work and life skills training program for students with disabilities.

Every year, an individual student and a workplace are recognized at the year end Success Celebration. This year’s celebration was hosted at Truett McConnell University, TMU, (one of the newest CBI partners) in the gym on Friday, May 17, 2019. The 2019 Carter Cruce Participant Achievement Award went to Tiffany Flack who completed her high school career and job training program in May. The 2019 Carter Cruce Business Partnership Award went to United Community Bank.

The award bears the name of a former WCHS student, Carter Cruce, who successfully completed his CBI program and works at White County High School serving as a symbol to students there of what on the job training can achieve for students with disabilities.

TMU Class of 2019 graduate, Zach Watson, who uses a wheelchair, showed a video produced by TMU staff demonstrating the inclusive qualities of TMU’s campus and instructional programs. Watson, who is diagnosed with Spina Bifida commented he, “wanted the high school students to have an opportunity to see what is possible for them.”

The event is designed to recognize the importance of the business partners who offer students opportunities to learn on the job work skills every year. The 2018-19 partners included: Artistic Florist,Cleveland Funeral Home, Headstart, Ingles, Family Connection, JPNix, Nix Hardware, Studio 129 Salon, Smithgall Woods Animal Shelter, White County Schools Student Services Office, TGap, Truett-McConnell University, Unicoi and United Community Bank.


Dr. MaryKay Berry, Director

Dr. MaryKay Berry, Director

136 Warriors Path

Cleveland, GA 30528

marykay.berry@white.k12.ga.us

706-865-2315

NOTICE OF DESTRUCTION OF SPECIAL EDUCATION RECORDS

The White County School System Department of Student Services announces its intention to destroy records that were developed to provide a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) in the White County School System. This notice is in compliance with the federal, state, and local policy. Records will be destroyed July 15, 2019, and will be based on the following criteria:

  • Students with disabilities who became twenty-five (25) years old in the year 2018.
  • Students with disabilities born in the year 1994.

These records will be destroyed as they are no longer needed for educational purposes. The parent, legal guardian, or the student (18 years old or older) may request records prior to destruction by contacting the Department of Student Services at 706-865-2315. You will be required to provide identification or verification data to acquire these records.

The White County School System Central Enrollment Office will retain the permanent record of the student’s name, address and telephone number, his/her grades, attendance record, classes attended, grade level completed, and year completed. This information will be maintained without time limitation.

If you have additional questions, contact Dr. Mary Kay Berry marykay.berry@white.k12.ga.us