The Department of Special Education

Administrators and District Coordinators

Special Education Resolution Matrix [PDF]

Child Find 

Child Find is a component of the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) that requires states to identify, locate, and evaluate children with disabilities regardless of the severity of their disabilities, who may be in need of special education services.

Georgia Cyber Academy (GCA) has procedures in place to assist families and community entities in providing a continuous process of screening and evaluation designed to locate, identify, and evaluate children with disabilities who may be in need. If you suspect that your child has a disability and may require special education services, please contact Dr. Lynea Laws at


LIFE is an acronym for Learning Information with Functional Education. Our goal is to make sure your child is a contributing member of society one day, equipped to handle the real world. We do that by teaching life skills and by helping students celebrate their successes and grow their abilities. Your amazing hard work and dedication as a parent enables us to do our job. Thanks for all you do! We look forward to working with you and celebrating everything your child is, and everything he or she will become.

LIFE Administrator: Madeline Jones
Georgia Alternative Assessment Coordinator: Paige Hulsey
Academic Lead: Anna Spears

Revoke Consent for Special Education Services

Parents may revoke consent at any time by submitting the Revoke Consent form. Once the Revoke Consent form has been submitted, the school system will meet with the parents and complete a Prior Written Notice indicating the date the student will no longer receive special education and related services.

Prior Written Notice—When a parent or student revokes consent for special education services, the system must complete prior written notice. The date in the proposed change in action date section in the prior written notice form is the date when the student will no longer receive special education and related services.

When consent is revoked: 

  • Parental rights for special education end.
  • Rights to special education and related services end.
  • Special education disciplinary protections end.
  • Previous special education records or references remain.
  • Rights to FAPE end.
  • Any future requests for evaluation follow the initial evaluation procedures and the 60-day timeline.

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