• Child Find: Identify. Locate. Evaluate. 

    All students within the Fort Smith Public School District's jurisdiction from birth through twenty-one (21) years who have disabilities, regardless of the severity of their disabilities, and who need special education and related services must be identified, located, and evaluated. This responsibility includes, but is not limited to: 


    • Homeless students; 
    • Students who are wards of the state;
    • Students attending private school (including home school);
    • Incarcerated students;
    • Highly mobile students(including migrant students) and 
    • Students who are suspected of needing special education services but who are advancing from grade to grade. 

    What is Child Find?

    ADE: Child Find