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.



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.