Student Services
Heather Finley
Heather Finley

Heather Finley is the Director of Student Services for the Fannin County School System.
Student Services is the umbrella for a variety of programs that meets the unique needs of our students in Fannin County.

  • Pre-school Representative
  • Special Education
  • Section 504
  • Gifted Program
  • IDEA Grants
  • Title II - A High Q Compliance

Feel free to contact Ms. Finley with any needs you have concerning any of the above programs at
706-632-3771.


 

WELCOME TO SPECIAL EDUCATION

Special Education is a specifically designed service to meet individual needs of children with disabilities. It is the belief of the Fannin County School System that all students with disabilities have the right to be educated with their non-disabled peers to the maximum extent appropriate and to receive a high quality education. Through engaging work each student is allowed and encouraged to reach his/her maximum potential. The Special Education program is designed to meet the specific needs and prepare them for employment and independent living of students with disabilities aged 3 through 21.

It is our belief that students with disabilities shall be provided with real and valid opportunities to learn through the use of specialized research-based instruction, supportive services, supplemental aids and supports, including ongoing training for teachers and paraprofessionals, in order to ensure that all students have an opportunity to learn and demonstrate what they know. If you suspect that your child may have a disability, please contact the Fannin County Special Education Department.

The Special Education Department currently serves approximately 375 students with 30 teachers, 18 paraprofessionals, 2 school psychologists, 4.5 speech language pathologists, 1 physical therapist, 2 occupational therapists, 1 teacher for the Visually Impaired, and 1 teacher for the Deaf/Hard of Hearing.

Fannin County participates in Georgia’s Continuous Improvement Monitoring Process (GCIMP), targeting performance goals for Students with Disabilities. Data is collect and analyzed throughout the year to measure progress towards meeting state and federal performance goals. This data is used to determine system strengths and weaknesses and to drive our continuous improvement plan.



The Fannin County School System does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, creed, or disability in admission to its programs, services, and activities, in access to them, in treatment of individuals, or in any aspect of their operations. For additional information or referral to the appropriate system coordinator, contact the system superintendents office at 2290 East First Street, Blue Ridge, Georgia 30513 or 706-632-3771.