Ms. Charlette M. Green, Director
504 & Special Education

Renee Bernhardt, Supervisor
Special Education

Sheryl Gould, 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

Parent Survey Regarding Satisfaction with Special Education Services

In order for all students to graduate prepared to achieve a lifetime of success, families need to be an important part of the school team. It is critical that the Georgia Department of Education assist local school systems in partnering with families to raise the achievement rate for students with disabilities. Completing this survey will assist in achieving this goal. For more information and to access a link to the online survey, please click  2017 Annual Parent Involvement Survey for Georgia Families .

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

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: