Overton County Schools are committed to providing opportunities for all children, age 3-21, to be successful during their educational program. The local efforts to identify children and youth are part of a concentrated statewide Child Find effort to identify children who require special education.
Special education services are available to eligible children with a disability who may be experiencing difficulties in an educational setting. Eligibility is based on the state of Tennessee Special Education guidelines. Categories include: multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairment, speech and/or language impairments, deaf-blindness, vision impairment, deafness, functionally delayed, hearing impairment, developmental delays, autism, emotional disturbance, intellectual disability, intellectually gifted, specific learning disability, traumatic brain injury and other health impairment. All services are provided to the children at no cost to parents.
Additionally, children who are in state’s custody, who may be homeless or attending private schools may be eligible for services if they meet eligibility criteria. Please contact Lydia Flatt at the Overton County Board of Education Central Office at 823-1287 for more information.
Overton County has an excellent school system that strives to meet the individual needs of all students. Local, state, and national goals are a major focus of the day-to-day operation of the system. The mission of the Overton County Board of Education, Director, administrators and teachers, in a partnership with the lay citizens of Overton County, is to produce young men and women who will leave our system with the ability to think clearly, use good judgement in all areas of life, be competent in basic skills, be prepared to learn throughout the rest of their lives, and who possess the ability to do well in whatever endeavor they may choose.
Please visit our informational site for the Voluntary Pre-K program. Here you will find announcements, current events, and registration informaiton.
>Kelli Carr (left), Upper Cumberland District School Volunteer Recognition Award Recipient, and Regina Waller (right), TSBA Upper Cumberland District Director
Kelli Carr of Overton County was recently awarded the Upper Cumberland District School Volunteer Recognition Award. She serves as PTO President at Hilham Elementary School. She has made the largest fundraiser, the Fall Festival, a big success by leading the organization process, collecting donations and auction items, setting up the event and handling numerous day-of logistics. She also organizes the Fun Run fundraiser by recruiting volunteers, ordering t-shirts and leading the communications for the event. As PTO President, she has led the purchasing of computer carts, tiling the computer lab floor, installing lunchroom equipment and collecting Beta Club donations.
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