Welcome to the Office of Student Services 
Amy Terry
Director of Student Services/Personnel
Title IX Coordinator

Special Education Services- Program Contact: Amy Terry, aterry@leedsk12.org
Section 504- Program Contact: Dr. Burke Wren, wwren@leedsk12.org
Job Coach Program- Program Contact: Amy Terry, aterry@leedsk12.org /Job Coach: Jeff Thomas, jthomas@leedsk12.org
Gifted Education Program- Program Contact: Amy Terry, aterry@leedsk12.org / Gifted Education Teacher: Reagan Tolbert rtolbert@leedsk12.org

Section 504 Information

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

Section 504 is an Act which prohibits discrimination against individuals with a disability in any program receiving Federal financial assistance. The Act defines a person with a disability as anyone who:
has a mental or physical impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities (major life activities include activities such as caring for one's self, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning and working);has a record of such an impairment; or is regarded as having such an impairment.

In order to fulfill its obligation under Section 504, the Leeds City Schools recognize a responsibility to avoid discrimination in policies and practices regarding its personnel and students. No discrimination against any person solely due to his/her disability will knowingly be permitted in any of the programs and practices in the school system. 
 
The school district has specific responsibilities under the Act, which include the responsibility to identify, evaluate, and if the child is determined to be eligible under Section 504, to afford access to appropriate educational services. 
 
If the parent or guardian disagrees with the determination made by the professional staff of the school district, he/she has a right to a hearing with an impartial hearing officer.

Refer to "Student Services Documents" folder below for detailed information.

For additional information, contact the district's 504 coordinator Dr. Burke Wren, 205-699-4510.

Job Coaching

Job Coach Program

The Job Coach Program is a collaborative effort between Leeds City Schools and the Alabama Department of Vocational Rehabilitation. A full time job coach at Leeds High School works with students to develop employability skills and successful employment. The job coach works with businesses to develop employment opportunities for eligible students in their exiting year from school. For more information, contact Amy Terry, Director of Student Services, at (205) 699-5437 or Jeff Thomas, Job Coach, at (205) 699-4510.

Gifted Education Program =

Gifted Education Program

According to the Alabama Administrative Code 290-8-9.12(1), gifted is defined as

"Intellectually gifted children and youth are those who perform or who have demonstrated the potential to perform at high levels in academic or creative fields when compared with others of their age, experience, or environment. These children and youth require services not ordinarily provided by the regular school program. Children and youth possessing these abilities can be found in all populations, across all economic strata, and in all areas of human endeavor."


Gifted students are those who perform at or who have demonstrated the potential to perform at high levels in academic or creative fields when compared to others of their age, experience, or environment. These students require services not ordinarily provided by the regular school program. Students possessing these abilities can be found in all populations, across all economic strata, and in all areas of human endeavor.

Teachers, counselors, administrators, parents or guardians, peers, self, or any other individuals with knowledge of the student’s abilities may refer a student. Additionally, all second grade students will be observed as potential gifted referrals using a gifted behavior checklist.

For each student referred, information is gathered in the areas of Aptitude, Characteristics, and Performance. The information is entered on a matrix where points are assigned according to established criteria. The total number of points earned determines if the student qualifies for gifted services.

For more information or to make a referral, contact Amy Terry, Director of Student Services, at (205) 699-5437.

Student Services Documents