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Special Education

Shella Sams
Director of Special Education

859-987-2180 ext.1120
shella.sams@bourbon.kyschools.us

 

Roberta Hounshell- Interim Director of Special Education
859-987-2180 ext. 1122
roberta.hounshell@bourbon.kyschools.us

 

Gwen Sale- Special Education Secretary
859-987-2180 ext. 1128
gwen.sale@bourbon.kyschools.us

 

Autumn Harrison- Exceptional Consultant Middle/High Schools
859-987-2189 ext. 3210
autumn.harrison@bourbon.kyschools.us

 

Amy Hein- Preschool and Elementary Exceptional Consultant
859-987-2183 ext. 2604
amy.hein@bourbon.kyschools.us

 

Susan Barfield- School Psychologist
859-987-2195 ext. 2010- Bourbon Central
859-987-2052 ext. 2305- North Middletown
susan.barfield@bourbon.kyschools.us

 

Tonia Darbro- School Psychologist
859-987-2106 ext. 2404- Cane Ridge
859-987-2183 ext. 2609- Preschool
tonia.darbro@bourbon.kyschools.us

 

Carolyn Hendricks- School Psychologist
859-987-2185 ext. 4229- Bourbon County High School
859-987-2189 ext. 3214- Bourbon County Middle School
carloyn.hendricks@bourbon.kyschools.us

 

Please check staff directory for specific school personnel.


 

EDUCATION OF STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

Each school in Bourbon County School System has programs which help to remediate learning problems. The Bourbon County Board of Education is committed to the principle of an appropriate education for all children regardless of their abilities, and that all children are entitled to learn. Before a pupil is placed in a special program written consent of the parents is required.

 

CHILD FIND

Bourbon County’s exceptional education program ensures the provision of appropriate educational and related services in the least restrictive environment for each student identified as have a disability – as defined by The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). “Special” programs and/or services are available for those students who have been identified as having one or more of the following disabling conditions: Autism, Deaf-Blindness, Developmental Delay, Emotional/Behavioral Disability, Functional Mental Disability, Hearing Impairment, Mild Mental Disability, Multiple Disability, Orthopedic Impairment, Other  Health Impairment, Specific Learning Disability, Speech Or Language Impairment, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Visual Impairment.      

          

Any person in Bourbon County who has knowledge of any child with a disability, or who is suspected of having a disability and is not currently receiving special services is encouraged to call the Bourbon County Director of Special Education at (859) 987-2180. Children between the ages of 3 to 21 years qualify for special services. Federal Child Find Laws mandate the Bourbon County Public School System to actively find children with, or suspected of having, a disability.