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The Bulloch County School System provides a wealth of services and programs for our students, listed below. The goal of the office of student support services is to provide services to students, families and schools with the primary focus of removing barriers to academic success.

Special Education Department

The Bulloch County School System ensures the “life-long achievement of every child through effective and innovative teaching that meets the needs of individual learners,” including those with disabilities.

The Bulloch County Schools Special Education Program offers a broad continuum of services for students three (3) through twenty-one (21) years of age. Following a comprehensive assessment that may include a psychological evaluation, educational testing, speech-language assessment, audiological testing and other assessments, a student may be eligible to receive services in one or more of the identified categories. School psychologists work with all special education students in the county and complete comprehensive student assessments for special education evaluations and reevaluations. School psychologists are experts in special education eligibility criteria.

Classes serving students with disabilities are located in elementary, middle, high schools, and psycho-educational centers. Delivery models for instruction include regular classroom, resource, self-contained, separate school, and home-based settings. All programs are not represented in every school. In these instances, students are assigned to a program nearest the home school and transportation is provided.

The Bulloch County Special Education Department strives to provide comprehensive support with the purpose of providing educational services to children with disabilities to meet their individual needs. The Department works interdependently and responsibly by providing assistance related to programming, conducting staff development workshops, assisting in the identification of personnel, providing feedback to teachers and assuring compliance with legal due process issues. The Department is committed to providing the assistance needed to ensure that children with disabilities are receiving the most appropriate services possible.

Psychology Department:

The psychology department consists of five psychologists who work to help children and youth succeed academically, socially, behaviorally and emotionally. School psychologists have a variety of roles, one of which, is working with and consulting with various faculty teams within our schools, such as school safety, response to intervention, school discipline, school improvement and special education. They consult with a variety of stakeholders including teachers, counselors, administrators and parents of general education students who may have support needs. They provide direct services when needed in working with students with behavioral needs and providing behavior plan development and implementation. They provide input for other student program planning and implementation and also contribute to ongoing analysis/ researching program effectiveness for students typically on a case by case basis.

School psychologists are the highest trained entry-level position serving students within the school systems in Georgia. Practicing school psychologists must have a minimum of an Educational Specialist (EdS) degree which is one degree above a master's level but just below a doctorate. All practicing school psychologists are certified by the state of Georgia’s Professional Standards Commission. There are several school psychologists in Bulloch County who also hold a National School Psychologist certification (NCSP).

Health Related Services

Health Services

Our system employs 18 nurses, four occupational therapists, a behavior intervention specialist, a speech and language pathologist and a physical therapist. Each of our schools has a trained registered nurse on staff.  For many children, our nurses are the first line of medical care. They see an average of 75 students per day. Nurses treat children with the usual headaches, stomach aches, fevers, strains and sprains, head lice, and acute injuries. They also help treat any health issues that arise with faculty and staff members. School nurses help manage the care of students with diagnosed conditions like diabetes, cystic fibrosis, and asthma.  They oversee on-site care and medicines which need to be dispensed at school and help teach children about their disease. They conduct hearing and vision tests for children who may not have received this care from a pediatrician or health department. Our nurses teach CPR to school staff, and they are part of the certified emergency response team at every school.

Social Services

The social services department consists of three school social workers. School social workers work in collaboration with school psychologists, school counselors, school nurses, teachers, administrators, parents and various community agencies. Information obtained through these resources is then integrated to provide social, emotional, behavioral, and adaptive functioning support to the student, his or her family and school.

Counseling Department

 The counseling department employs two counselors. 

School Nutrition Program

School Nutrition

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Nutritious meals and snacks are planned, prepared, and served daily.  Each week’s meals meet the dietary guidelines for students in the specified grade levels.

Meal Pricing

Student Services

Executive Director of Student Support Services: Dr. Deborah Magnum