Exceptional Children

The mission of the Exceptional Children Division is to ensure that students with disabilities develop intellectually, physically, emotionally, and vocationally through the provision of an appropriate individualized education program in the least restrictive environment.

Brooke Keener Director
Phone:828-524-3314 ext. 1013
[email protected]


Macon County Schools provides specially designed instruction to students ages 3-21 who have been determined to be
eligible and in need of special education services. Individualized education plans are written that ensure students are
served in their least restrictive environment.
Students ages 3-5 are served in community child care centers, on campus
at one of our school sites, or on-site in one of our developmental day preschool programs.
Students ages 5-21 have a free and appropriate public education that includes collaboration with their special education provider and related service personnel to meet a student's unique needs. Our goal is to prepare students for further education, employment and independent living.


General Information:

Project Child Find
North Carolina has a continuing Child Find procedure in place to locate all children with disabilities
residing in the State, including children with disabilities attending private schools, regardless of the
severity of their disability, and who are in need of special education and related services. This effort
also includes highly mobile children with disabilities (such as migrant and homeless children) and
children who are suspected of being a child with a disability and in need of special education, even
though they are advancing from grade to grade. The purpose of this procedure is to enhance public
understanding of exceptional children and youth with special needs, to identify and locate the
children and youth, and to inform the public of available services.
Parent Rights and Responsibilities in Special Education: NC Notice of Procedural Safeguards