Wayne County, in compliance with federal and state law, performs a countywide child find. Child find uses screening to find students in both public school or private school located in the geographic region, who may need special education services and supports. Parents of homeschool students are provided with information when they register with the district with contact information if concerns are present. A child be referred for screening by school personnel, the family, and/or individuals in the county (physicians, childcare providers, etc.)

Who can I call if I am concerned?

If your child is an infant or toddler under the age of 2.5 years, then contact TEIS at (615) 904-3636.

 If your child is between the ages of 3-5 and you are a resident of Wayne County, contact the elementary school where your child would attend.

If your child is enrolled in a Wayne County School, report your concerns to your child’s principal and the principal will talk with you about the next steps of the RTI2 process.

If your child is home schooled in Wayne County Schools, then call Kristy Prince at (931) 722-3548, Special Education Supervisor.

The federal law of IDEIA (Individuals with Disabilities Improvement Act of 2004) requires each school district to spend a proportionate amount of federal allocation for services for students with special needs enrolled by parents in home school or private school each year.