Meade County Schools
1155 Old Ekron Road
Brandenburg, KY 40108
Special Education Services
Nancy Mitcham Director of Special Education and Early Childhood Programs Email
Debbie Whelan Special Education and Preschool Secretary Email
Meade County Board of Education 1155 Old Ekron Road Brandenburg, KY 40108 Phone: 270.422.7500 x. 5004 Fax: 270.422.5494
Child Find Public Service Announcement
Every child has a right to an education. If a child has a disability or developmental delay, early intervention is especially important so that the child can receive the support services he/she needs to become an independent learner and self-sufficient individual.
School districts and the First Steps Kentucky Early Intervention System within the eight county Lincoln Train ADD District Area are working together to insure that children and youth with disabilities are identified and enrolled in an appropriate educational program. Breckinridge, Grayson, Hardin, LaRue, Marion, Meade, Nelson and Washington County Schools and this area’s Early Intervention System have designated April as project Special Child Month. Each school district offers special education programs to meet the individual needs of children beginning at age 3. These services are free of charge. You may contact your local school district regarding free educational screening for your 3 or 4 year old child.
If any citizen knows of a child from birth to 21 years of age who has a disability and who is not receiving specially designed instruction, that individual is urged to call his/her local school district (children ages 3-21) or Point of Entry (ages birth to 3). Children of any age who are referred for services will be evaluated and provided with the help they need to prepare them for school.
Kentucky’s public schools and First Steps Early Intervention Programs are for all of Kentucky’s children. It is important that we all work together to see that each child receives the services he/she needs to be successful in life.
WHAS 11 CRUSADE
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Meade County Schools awarded Crusade Grant
During the month of May, employees of the Meade County Schools had the opportunity to donate money to the WHAS Crusade for Children. Staff was allowed to donate $10.00 in order to wear jeans on Fridays. Any time staff gets the opportunity to “dress down” they usually take advantage of it. Each school collected the money and submitted to the Board of Education. The money was distributed to each of the fire districts represented based on the amount collected in those schools. The total collected was $1,961.00. The breakouts to each fire district was: Brandenburg-$1,451.00, Ekron-$30.00, Flaherty $315.00, and Payneville $165.00. Each year the school district submits a grant to the WHAS Crusade for Children for funding equipment, educational materials, etc. Nancy Mitcham was notified on July 1, 2013, that the Crusade has awarded $35,115.00 to the Meade County Board of Education. This grant will be used to purchase a curriculum to be used with children with Autism and iPads to be used with special needs students. The Meade County Schools is grateful to the Crusade for their generosity over the years and to the many firefighters who work hard throughout the year on behalf of the special needs children in Meade County.
If you would like to donate to WHAS11 Crusade For Children, click the "Make a Donation" link to be redirected to their website.