Child Find
Public Notice

The Bedford School District seeks to locate and identify all children who may have an educational disability. Any person may refer for evaluation of a child under the age 21 for reasons including,but not limited to, the following:
    • Failing to pass a hearing or vision screening
    • Unsatisfactory performance on group achievement or accountability measures
    • Receiving multiple academic or behavioral warnings
    • Repeatedly failing one or more subject
The child find requirements of the district also apply to highly mobile children, homeless children, and children who are suspected of having an educational disability even though they are advancing from grade to grade. Child Find also includes those children in grades K-12 who attend approved, non-public private schools within the geographic boundaries of the Bedford School District, regardless of where they reside.

Referrals may be initiated in a variety of ways. The Director of Special Services may be contacted at (603)472-3755. Bedford Preschool Services (603)627-1776 may be contacted on behalf of children who have not yet entered kindergarten. For children who attend the Bedford Public Schools, building principals or classroom teachers may be contacted by anyone wishing to initiate a referral for special services. Students in grades K-12 who attend private schools outside the geographical boundaries of Bedford should contact the district in which the private school is located in order to make a referral for evaluation.