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Welcome to Special Services

Special Services Supervisor - Ruth Ann White

Thank you for visiting the Bradley County Schools Department of Special Services web page.  Our purposes include the identification of preschool children ages three through five and school-age students ages five through twenty-one suspected of a disability. 

Our goal is to provide every child with special needs a high-quality education regardless of their ability or background and provide services and programming that enable each child to become a productive and independent member of society.


  • All children learn best when schools and parents form partnerships on their behalf; and
  • Every child has valuable contributions to make to their school and their community that should be recognized and nurtured.
  • All children benefit from meaningful access to the general education curriculum

Disability Categories in Tennessee

A student who is eligible for special education services in the state of Tennessee must be identified in one of the following categories and display a need for special education services.