Special Education Program

Contacts by School

Frazier and Graysville Elementary       
Chad Hughes
hughesc@rheacounty.org 


Rhea Central Elementary
Mike Sheddan
sheddanm@rheacounty.org


Rhea County High School
Jill Davis
davisj1@rheacounty.org


Rhea Middle School
Nila Scoggins
scogginsn@rheacounty.org

 

Spring City Elementary and Middle School
Dwayne Price
priced@rheacounty.org

                                                                                                                                   

Volunteer

VOLUNTEER AS AN EDUCATIONAL SURROGATE PARENT FOR STUDENT WITH DISABILITIES

    • Are you looking for a way to get involved and make a real difference?  Here is one very important way:  Rhea County Schools is in need of volunteers who can represent the educational interests of students with disabilities.
    • What is a Surrogate Parent?
      • A surrogate parent is a volunteer who is appointed by a local education agency/school to assist children who do not have parents or family members who can be their advocate.
      • The surrogate parent has all the rights and can make all the special education or early intervention decisions, that usually are made by the child's parents.
      • Surrogate parents can review education records; request and consent to evaluations and reevaluations; and challenge the recommendations of the education or early intervention agency by requesting informal and formal dispute resolutions procedures.
      • A surrogate parent does not have any rights and responsibilities for the child outside the special education process.

Please contact Mr. Dwayne Price if you would like to be a surrogate parent or just want more information.  He can be reached at 423-365-5476 or 423-365-9105.