Special Education Program
Dr. LeAnn Kelly, Supervisor
Ms. Reba Everett
Special Programs Secretary
Contacts by School
Frazier and Graysville Elementary
Rhea Central Elementary
Rhea County High School
Rhea Middle School
Spring City Elementary and Middle School
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.