• Child Find

    The Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA) and California Education Code mandate local educational agencies (LEAs) to identify and evaluate students with known or suspected disabilities to assess their need for special education services. This includes all IDEA-eligible students, such as homeless individuals or wards of the state. The process used by LEAs to locate and identify these students is called Child Find.


    Child Find is each LEA/district's responsibility and takes place before a special education referral. Its purpose is to locate potential special education candidates from birth to 21 years old, including those not in public schools. If you have questions about Child Find, please contact your local education agency (LEA)/district:


    Kelseyville Unified School District

    Keely Antoni, Director of Student Support Services

    (707) 279-4435


    Konocti Unified School District

    Lucas Madrzyk, Director of Special Education

    (707) 994- 6475


    Lakeport Unified School District

    Cary Stillman, Director of Special Education

    (707) 262-3017


    Lucerne Elementary School

    Jennifer Adams, Education Specialist

    (707) 274-5578


    Middletown Unified School District

    Tamara Slaight, Director of Special Education

    (707) 987-4100


    Upper Lake Unified School District

    Tenderly Logan, Director of Pupil Personnel Services

    (707) 275-2338

    Resources on this topic:

    *Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA) (20 U.S.C. § 1400 et. seq)

    *California Education Code §56301

    * https://www.understood.org/en/articles/child-find-what-it-is-and-how-it-works