• Special Education

    It is the responsibility of the Lee County School System to develop and implement procedures that ensure all children within its jurisdiction, birth to twenty-one, regardless of the severity of their disability and who need special education and related services are identified, located, and evaluated.

    CHILD FIND applies to:

    • children who currently attend, or will attend, Lee County Schools
    • children who attend private schools within Lee County Schools jurisdiction,
    • highly mobile children with disabilities (i.e.migrant and homeless children)
    • children who are suspected of having a disability and are in need of special education even though they are advancing from grade to grade.

    If you know of a child who may be in need of special education services, contact the principal at your child's school or the special education director.

     NOTICE of: Destruction of Records


     Students or Parents of Students who were evaluated AND/OR received services through Lee County Schools’ special education program and were born during the years of 1995-2004 are hereby notified that these records will be pulled from our files and destroyed by May 31, 2021 (2 weeks after last notice).  

    Records to be destroyed include:

    Students who received special education services but have had NO activity within the past five (5) years or longer**

    Students who were evaluated for special education services but had NO activity within the past five (5) years or longer**

    **This includes students who moved away from Lee County five (5) years ago or longer, or students who were tested for special education services but were determined ineligible five (5) years ago or longer.

    Special education records may be needed for Social Security benefits, Disability, Insurance, or other purposes. Any former special education student or parent of a former special education student born during the years of 1995-2004 who meet the above criteria and who wishes to obtain their special education records must contact Lauren Smith prior to May 31, 2021, at the Lee County Board of Education, 2410 Society Hill Road, Opelika, Alabama 36804; telephone (334)705-6000.


  • Contact Information:
    Angela Arnett
    Director of Special Education & Gifted Program
    Lee County Board of Education
    2410 Society Hill Road
    Opelika, Alabama 36804
    Phone: (334) 705-6000
    Fax: (334) 745-5014