MCS provides individual educational programs for students meeting the state criteria for special education. Resource classes and speech services are located in all schools. Comprehensive Development classes are located at Bellwood-Bowdoin, Scales, Erma Siegel and Northfield Elementary.
Additional staff include: school psychologists, vision teacher, deaf educator, occupational therapist and physical therapist. Other specialists are contracted as needed.
All students are served in the least restrictive environment and are served based on their individual needs.
Students with special needs may begin receiving services from MCS on their 3rd birthday. Children from birth to three, with special needs, may be served through Tennessee Early Intervention Services. All special education services are provided at no charge.
Links of Interest
Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) - OSEP is the federal government office that is dedicated to improving results for infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities ages birth through 21 by providing leadership and financial support to assist states and local districts.
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) - OSERS is the federal government office that supports programs that help educate children and youth with disabilities, provides for the rehabilitation of youth and adults with disabilities and supports research to improve the lives of individuals with disabilities.