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Child Find

9 days ago

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What is Child Find?

Child Find is a component of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA ’04) that requires states to locate, identify, and evaluate all children with disabilities; ages birth through 21, who are in need of specialized education or related services.          

Preschool-Aged Children

The Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District offers free developmental screenings for preschool children between the ages of 3 to 5 years who live in the school district and are not already receiving special education services, or enrolled in Kindergarten. 

The screenings will check a child's speech, motor, cognitive, adaptive, and social development.  For an appointment call 928-634-7039 ext. 4118, or 928-634-2288 ext. 1124.

Arizona Early Intervention program also offers developmental screenings for children age birth to three years; 1-800-841-5201 or visit them online at

School-Aged Children

Students in the Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District who are suspected of having a disability are initially referred to a Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS), an Intervention Team that will review the data about the student and will determine if interventions are needed in the student’s classroom.  A follow-up meeting is scheduled to review the results of the interventions to determine success and document the learning outcome.  The Intervention Team determines whether a referral for Special Education will be recommended. 

Official Posting Notice of Proposed Boundary Changes

2 months ago

RE:  Official Posting Notice of Proposed Boundary Changes

        Pursuant to ARS 15-341

Notice is hereby given that on February 6th, 2018 The Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District No. 6 Governing Board voted to realign three of the districts schools:  Dr. Daniel Bright Elementary School, Cottonwood Elementary School, and Cottonwood Middle School into two K-8 campuses.  The purpose of this decision was to provide more opportunities and better whole child supports for students.  This will create a repurposing of the campus at Cottonwood Elementary School campus into an Early Childhood Learning Center.  

This is to certify that proposed boundary maps were posted in the school offices at the following sites:

·       Dr. Daniel Bright Elementary School-1500 S. Monte Tesoro Drive, Cottonwood, AZ 86326

·       Cottonwood Elementary School-301 N. Willard St., Cottonwood, AZ 86326

·       Cottonwood Middle School-500 E. Mingus Ave., Cottonwood, AZ 86326

·       COCSD District Office-1 N. Willard St., Cottonwood, AZ 86326

·       COCSD Website:

These maps were posted in each school site office in accord with ARS15-341.

By Kathy Epperson