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Child Find

Evergreen Community Charter School follows all state and federal regulations governing locating, identifying, and evaluating children with disabilities.

  • Locating and identifying children with disabilities who are in need of special education services and related services. This effort also includes highly mobile children with disabilities (such as a migrant and homeless children) and children who are suspected of being a child with a disability and in need of special education, even though they are advancing from grade to grade.
  • Informing parents and or guardians of the Child Find Process and the services available from Evergreen Community Charter School, local school systems, and other state and community agencies. The EC coordinator will assist with communication between home, school, and community services. 

NC Departments of Public Instruction Child Find Posters are posted in the main office entry and the Elementary hall entry and brochures are available in the main office. For more information, contact Kathy Norris, EC and 504 Coordinator at 828-298-3449. 



Provisions Specific to Students with Special Needs:

  1. The Individual Education Plans (IEP) of students in the Exceptional Children's Program will indicate if the student is not expected to meet the regular discipline code and if not, what modifications of the code are required. The appropriate EC staff will be consulted for discipline procedures on a case by case basis. 
  2. Evergreen will follow the North Carolina Discipline Procedures (NC 1504-2), "Policies Governing Services for Children with Disabilities" and state and federal law as required for short term suspensions (or multiple short-term suspensions), long term suspensions (lasting more than 10 days or any series of suspensions exceeding 10 cumulative days that results in a change of placement), or expulsion or special circumstances. 

Dispute Resolution for the Exceptional Children Program:

Concerns for the education of students with special needs can be addressed following Evergreen's Problem Solving Philosophy and Grievance Procedure. If the concerns are not resolved with satisfaction or a parent wants EC dispute resolution information; the information can be found on the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction- EC Division's website at the following link:



Here is a quick list of challenges and possible interventions for students with ADHD.


Contact Information: 

Kathy Norris: Director of Exceptional Children's              Program: