Special Education

Charlette M. Green
Executive Director, 504 & Special Education

Renee Bernhardt
Supervisor, Special Education

Melissa Sneed
Supervisor, Special Education

Cherokee County School District offers comprehensive Special Education services to eligible students ages three through 21 years. Children from birth to age three with disabilities will be referred to appropriate agencies for services. All referrals are considered confidential, and services are provided at no cost. The parent, legal guardian, or surrogate parent retains the right to refuse services and is provided other procedural safeguards under federal and state law.

Special Education Records Requests

Requests for a copy of the special education records of a student who attends or has attended school in Cherokee County must be made in writing by contacting the Special Education Records Office.

Requests can be faxed or sent via the US Mail and must include parental consent or the consent of the student, if the student is aged 18 or older, to release confidential records, if the requester is not the parent or student.

Requests should be directed to:

Special Education Records Secretary
Buffington Educational Service Center
4568 Cumming Highway
Canton, Georgia 30114
Phone: 770.721.8506 or 770.704.4315
FAX: 770.479.6697

Referrals and Evaluations
Individualized Education Plan (IEP)
Related Services
Assistive Technology
Preschool Special Needs Program
Information for Parents
Parent University – coming soon!

Helpful External Links:

For special education information in Georgia:
Georgia DOE Special Education Website

Georgia Department of Education Special Education Manual:
Implementation Manual

Support, information services and training, and leadership opportunities for families who have children and youth with disabilities:
Parent to Parent Georgia

Education news from around the country:
US Department of Education

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services (OSERS):
US Department of Education OSERS

The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, students with disabilities, and/or the gifted.
Council for Exceptional Children

Georgia Association of School Psychologists: