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Christy Goforth
Director of Programs for Exceptional Children


Special Education

Education Leadership


& Instruction


Phone: 478-457-2915




Kelsie Boyd

Psychological Services Administrative Assistant

Records Clerk 

GO-IEP System Contact

Phone: 478-457-3364



Alysia Cleveland

Administrative Assistant to Program Director

Budget / Finance 

Phone: 478-457-3365

The Baldwin County School System believes all students can unlock their potential by striving for and maintaining educational excellence. Our schools aim to meet the educational needs of all the students.  

Exceptional students require specially designed instruction to meet their unique needs. The curriculum, adapted to their ability, allows exceptional students to meet the educational requirements that apply to all students. 

Program for Exceptional Children staff members understand the needs of these students and provide support to help them meet the demands of our changing society. 

Students in PEC have varying disabilities and are served at all grade levels. PEC teachers utilize a variety of teaching methods aimed to encourage and promote learning. Students participate in many hands-on learning activities, including computer labs and creative writing. 

Baldwin County’s PEC Program serves students according to individual exceptionalities and educational needs:

  • Autism

  • Emotional/Behavior Disorder

  • Hearing impaired

  • Intellectually Disabled ( includes mild, moderate, profound, severe)

  • Orthopedically Impaired

  • Other Health Impaired

  • Preschool Special Education ( significantly developmentally delayed)

  • Specific Learning Disabled

  • Speech and Language Impaired 

  • Traumatic Brain Injured

  • Visually Impaired

  • Community Based Instruction (Instruction and job training on the school campus and in the community) 

Assistive Technology  

The PEC Program works with many local and state agencies, building partnerships that enhance their ability to meet the needs of diverse students. 

  • Department of Family & Children Services

  • Department of Human Resources

  • Central State Hospital  

  • Early Intervention Disability Adjudication 

  • Vocational Rehabilitation

  • Georgia College & State University (Provides special education majors in the Cohort Program and for Extended school year programs)

  • Georgia Learning Resource System (GLRS) Provides resource materials and assistance for parents and teachers, staff development opportunities for teachers/paraprofessionals, sponsors.

  • Juvenile Court Services

  • Oconee Family Directions (Formerly Oconee Child & Adolescent)

  • Oconee RESA

  • Private Institutions

  • Georgia Network of Educational

    Therapeutic Services (GNETS)

Section 504

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Action of 1973, as amended, is designed to eliminate discrimination based on disability in any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance. This act requires that no qualified student who demonstrates (1) a physical or mental impairment, (2) that substantially limits, (3) one or more major life activities, (i.e. self-care, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, working, learning, eating, sleeping, standing, lifting, bending, reading, concentrating, thinking, operation of a major bodily function, and communicating) shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefit of, or be subject to discrimination in any program or activity offered by Baldwin County School District (the "District").


Each student who is determined to have a disability under Section 504 has the right to an appropriate education to meet his or her individual educational needs as adequately as the needs of non-disabled students.


While services provided to qualified students are not required to produce identical results or levels of achievement with nondisabled peers, services must be designed to offer an equal opportunity to gain the same benefit within the least restrictive environment with non-disabled peers to the maximum extent appropriate.


If it is determined that a student is eligible for special education, special educational services will be provided under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) through an Individualized Education Plan (IEP).


Please see the Notice of Parent and Student

Rights links below for more information.

Procedural Safeguards

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