Exceptional Student Services

Julie Moilanen, Director

Julia Dean Center
2245 Old Cedartown Road
Cedartown, GA 30125




AttentionPrivate/Home School Representative:

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires that local school systems provide timely and meaningful consultations with representatives of private schools, parents of private school students and parents of home-schooled students regarding the provision of equitable special education services.  In Georgia, references to “parentally placed children in private schools” include children who are home schooled by their parents. This meaningful consultation will be held to explain the regulations and to request input concerning services that Polk School District will provide for students with disabilities attending private schools or homeschooled. Under current guidelines and IDEA, Polk School District is required to allocate a proportionate share of IDEA funds to provide some services to some students who have been placed or enrolled by their parents in private or home schools. The meeting is not required but provides an opportunity for parents and private school representatives to share thoughts and input into the type of services that may be provided.

In accordance to CDC guidelines, and to provide a safe and secure meeting environment our meeting will be held in a virtual format using Go To Meeting. Please mark your calendar and join us in our consultation meeting. 

Tuesday; June 2, 2020

11:00 AM


To access the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone you may type in the following web address:


Go to: gotomeeting.com

In the top right hand corner you will see the word “join”

Click “join” 

Type in the 9 digit access Code: Access Code: 320-486-605

You can also dial in using your phone. 
United States (Toll Free): 1 866 899 4679 
United States: +1 (646) 749-3117 

Access Code: 320-486-605 




Welcome to Exceptional Student Services! Polk School District provides a free, appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment to all eligible students from ages three through their twenty-second birthday. This includes individualized instruction to meet the student’s educational needs to prepare the student for post-secondary education and/or employment, as well as independent living. A full continuum of special education and related service options are available. We strive to meet the needs of our students in a variety of settings using various instructional strategies and interventions. A program for preschool children is also available.

Special Education Resources



Implementation Manual

Special Education Rules & Eligibility Guidelines

Parent Information Fact Sheets

Child Find

Special Needs Scholarship Program

Destruction of Records

Meet Our Staff