D. Exceptional Child Education

Cynthia York
Director of Special Programs

Ms. Maynard's Class Enjoyed Equine Therapy Day!

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Best Buddies Program is Coming to BCHS! 

Dulce and Kirsten are back from Best Buddies 28th annual Leadership Conference and they are so excited about getting our program going! They had an amazing time! 

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Mrs. Emberton's students enjoyed the day at the Hot Rod's game today on their field trip! They all LOVE baseball! 

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Dakota  D. says baseball is even better than football! :-) 




Dear Parent,

We need your input! Our school district and the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) want to hear from parents regarding how well your child’s school is doing to involve you in the special education services provided to your child.

We would like you to complete a brief, online survey to share your experience with your child’s special education services during the current school year (2016-17). Please go to www.kypso.org, click “Click here to access the 2017 Parent Survey,” and complete the eleven-question survey telling us about your current experiences.

If you would like to visit the school to complete the survey, you are more than welcome to use one of our computers. Unfortunately, this survey is only available electronically as we are unable to process paper copies.

Only one parent per student should complete this survey. However, if you have more than one child with an IEP, please complete a survey for each of your children.

All responses are anonymous and cannot be traced back to you or your child. Results will be analyzed by the Human Development Institute (HDI) at the University of Kentucky (UK) and used for a report to the U.S. Department of Education. We will also be reviewing the final report to see if we can do more to involve parents in their child’s special education program.

The deadline for completing this very important survey is May 31, 2017.

Thank you for your help.

Barren County Schools Special Education Department


Molly Caswell was recognized by the Barren County Board of Education at the December meeting. Molly was selected as the Kentucky CEC Teacher of the Year by the Council for Exceptional Children. This is an exceptioal honor, and well deserved. Molly goes above and beyond daily for students in her classroom at North Jackson Elementary School. 

Molly Caswell

CEC Teacher of the Year!!! 

Congratulations, Molly! 



Encuesta de Participación de los Padres - Spanish Version

"There needs to be alot more emphasis on what a child can do, instead of what he cannot do."   ~Dr. Temple Grandin

Meet the Team

Barren County ECE Mission Statement

We are BCECE students will be prepared to achieve success in post-secondary endeavors. Beginning in preschool, and through 12th grade, we will use data to make informed decisions in all areas to increase the opportunities for success for all.

     Cynthia YorkMrs. Cynthia York, Director of Special Programs
Jamie RileyMrs. Jamie Riley, Administrative Assistant
Mrs. Kathy Burris, Teacher ConsultantKathy Burris
Mrs. Ann Epperson, School PsychologistAnn Epperson
Mrs. Rachel Wetton, School PsychologistRachel Wetten
Ms. Bridget Wilfert, School PsychologistBridget Wilfert



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