Child Find Notice

This notice is to inform parents that Briggs Public School is maintaining an ongoing Child Find search to locate, identify and evaluate any child age 3-21 with an established or suspected disability. Child Find efforts include all individuals age 3-21 not enrolled in school, as well as those who attend public and private schools, Head Start, state institutions, and other child care or treatment facilities. Children not of school age must reside in the boundaries of Briggs Public School to be included in the Child Find efforts.

Briggs Public School has established and maintains a comprehensive screening and
multidisciplinary referral, evaluation, and eligibility process for the identification of children with suspected disabilities. The district’s general education interventions will not delay the initial evaluation for special education services of a student suspected of having a disability. Child Find activities contain a mandate for public awareness of contact, location and established screening procedures. Information regarding evaluation procedures is available at no cost to parent/guardian upon request by contacting Briggs Public School, Special Services, 17210 S 569 Rd, Tahlequah, Okla., or by phone at 918-456-4221. As mandated by the
Oklahoma State Department of Education, Briggs Public School is required to fully inform parents that personally identifiable information is maintained on all children who are referred and evaluated under the provisions of Child Find.The types of information sought may include but are not limited to: Parent concerns, developmental, adaptive behavior, social-cultural, health/medical, vision, hearing, motor, perceptual/processing, behavior, psychological, vocational and information gained through
observations in the classroom or other environments. It is the responsibility of Briggs Public Schools to inform parents/guardians of their rights under the
Federal Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
Should you have any questions, please contact the special services department at 918-456-4221 ext. 115.