Special Education Support Services (SESS)
Clark County Joint Service Program (CCJSP)
CCJSP provides special education support services for the Borden-Henryville School Corporation and Silver Creek School Corporation. Our office is located at 206 North New Albany Street, Sellersburg, IN.
Clark County Joint Service Program provides students with identified disabilities, a free and appropriate public education (FAPE) that meets state standards listed in Indiana’s special education rules called “Article 7”. Article 7 is Indiana’s guidelines to the Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and other federal regulations. A copy of these rules are located in the Parent Resources section of this page.
A student identified with disabilities may receive special education services from the public school from the time the student is 3 until he or she is 22 years of age. School personnel or the parent may refer a student for an initial educational evaluation. If a parent wishes to refer a student for evaluation, it is important to contact the building principal or designated counselor on how to make the referral. Upon completion of the evaluation, a case conference committee meets to decide if a student is eligible for special education services. During the meeting, the committee develops the student’s individualized educational plan (IEP) and discusses the need for related services such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, transportation, etc.
Sometimes a student may have an educational need that does not require specially designed instruction (SDI) and whose needs can be met by a 504 Plan. Your building principal and/or counselor can help you determine if a 504 or special education referral might be a viable route for your student. Keep in mind many of our schools offer a number of Tier 1 and Tier 2 interventions that do not require special education services.
The staff in Borden-Henryville and Silver Creek School Corporations are here to help, so if you have questions, the best place to start is with your student’s teacher and building administrators.
WHAS Crusade for Children
Many of the programs in the BHSC benefit from the kind support of the WHAS Crusade for Children grant. This grant has provided yearly funding for BHSC, and the surrounding schools, for many years. 100% of their donations go directly to helping special education students and allows us to purchase items ranging from wheelchairs and mobility devices, to curriculum materials and software. If you would like to learn more about the WHAS Crusade for Children, and ways you can help support programming in the area, please visit http://whascrusade.org/. Currently, the WHAS Grant is used to partially fund subscriptions to the IXL A-Z learning, and RAZ kids learning websites. These programs, which provide additional support for math and reading, are available to students throughout the year and during breaks. Please talk to your student’s teacher of record for login information.
I HAVE A CONCERN ABOUT MY CHILD'S IEP OR PROGRAM
I can’t talk about addressing concerns if I don’t talk about communication.
As I am sure you agree that good communication is good for all involved. It is necessary for your child’s success. We believe that parent involvement benefits students and directly affects their academic achievement. Other benefits of being involved in your child’s school and education are that students show more motivation for learning, they have less behavioral concerns, and just generally have a better attitude about school. We encourage good communication between families and teachers/schools. Please do not hesitate to contact us.
What should you do if you have a concern regarding your child’s IEP or services he/she is receiving?
Teacher of Record: Your first point of contact is your child’s Teacher of Record.
This could be resolved in an informal conversation, or it might be a situation in which a case conference is required or requested. You have the right to call a case conference when you feel it is needed. The teacher may also request a conference.
Campus administrator: If you have reached out to the Teacher of Record, and you feel the issue has not been resolved, you should communicate with the school campus administrator ( principal or assistant principal).
Director of Special Education: If you still feel your issue has not been resolved, you should contact me. You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org Or 812-248-7271
Thank you. Kelly Grangier
ANNUAL CONSULTATION: NONPUBLIC SCHOOLS AND PUBLIC SCHOOLS SPECIAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS UNDER PART B FEDERAL FUNDING
BHSC must locate, identify, and evaluate all children with disabilities enrolled by their parents in private schools including religious schools who may be eligible for special education services. We must offer a free and appropriate public education (FAPE) to all children with disabilities, enrolled by their parents in private schools including religious schools who are determined to be eligible for special education service. St. John Paul is a school meeting such criteria that resides in our district. The annual consultation meeting between SCSC and St. John Paul will be held on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, at 11:15, at St. John Paul. Parents of private school, parentally placed students and parents of homeschool students are invited to this consultation meeting. The following will be discussed: (1) The child find process (2) The determination of the proportionate amount of federal funds, as specified in section 7 of this rule, available to serve nonpublic school students, including how the proportionate amount of those funds was calculated. (3)
An explanation of how the consultation process between the: (A) public agency; (B) nonpublic school representatives; and (C) parent representatives of nonpublic school students; will operate throughout the school year to ensure that nonpublic school students with disabilities identified through the child find process can meaningfully participate in special education and related services. (4) How, where, and by whom, special education and related services will be provided for nonpublic school students with disabilities. (5) If the public agency disagrees with the views of the nonpublic school officials on the provision of services or the types of services, whether provided directly or through a contract, the public agency must explain how it will provide to the nonpublic school officials a written explanation of the reasons why the public agency chose not to accept the views of the nonpublic school officials.
This meeting was held on Oct. 29, 2020. For questions, please contact:
Kelly Grangier Director of Special Education Clark County Joint Services Program