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The Custer School District has an ongoing “Child Find” system, which is designed to locate, identify and evaluate any child residing within its geographical boundaries who may have a disability and be in need of Special Education or 504 services. This includes children who are not in school; those who are in public, private, or home school; those who are highly mobile, such as children who are migrant or homeless; and those who are advancing from grade to
grade, who may need but are not receiving Special Education or 504 services. The Custer School District will make sure any child enrolled in its district who qualifies for
Special Education or 504 services, regardless of how severe the disability, is provided appropriate Special Education or 504 services at no cost to the parents of the child. If you know of a child who lives within the boundaries of the Custer School District, who may have a disability, and may need but is not receiving Special Education or 504 services, please contact Eve Trandem, 527 Montgomery St., Custer, SD 57730, 605-673-2171.
“Child find” activities will continue throughout the school year. As part of these efforts, the Custer School District will use screening information, student records, and basic assessment information it collects on all children in the District to help locate those children who have a
disability and need Special Education or 504 services. Any information the District collects through “Child Find” is maintained confidentially.
CUSTER SCHOOL DISTRICT NONDISCRIMINATION POLICY
The Custer School District 16-1 does not discriminate on the basis of race or color, national
origin, gender, disability, age, religion and creed, or marital status in admission or access or
treatment or employment in its programs and activities. For inquiries concerning the district’s
compliance with Title VI, please contact Mark Naugle, Superintendent of Schools, 527
Montgomery St., Custer, SD, 57730, (605) 673-3154; for Title IX, please contact Joey Kortemeyer
Custer Junior/Senior Assistant Principal, 1645 Wildcat Lane, Custer, SD, 57730, (605) 673-4473; or for Section 504 of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please contact Eve Trandem, Special Education Director, 527 Montgomery St., Custer, SD, 57730, (605) 673-2171. For further inquiries contact the South Dakota Regional Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Dept. of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8930 Ward Parkway, Ste 2037, Kansas City, MO, 64114-3302, phone (816) 268-0550, TDD (877) 521-2172, Fax (816) 823-1404, e-mail: OCR.KansasCity@ed.gov.