Crystal Polinski - Supervisor of Special Programs and Voluntary Pre-K Director

Regina Alred - Supervisor of Instruction, Federal Programs Director, & 504 Coordinator


 West Carroll Special School District participates in the following Federal Projects:

  •  Title I-A -Improving Basic Programs Operated by Local Educational Agencies
  • Title II-A -Teacher and Principal Training and Recruiting Fund
  • Title IV - Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants
  • Title V, Part B, Subpart 2-Rural Education Initiative: Rural and Low-Income Schools

Funds for these programs come directly to the district as formula grants through the Tennessee Department of Education. West Carroll Special School District uses Title I-A funds for two Schoolwide Programs at West Carroll Primary School and West Carroll Elementary School.

New projects are written in the spring of each year to determine how funds will be spent on each program. Parents and community members are encouraged to provide input on how the funds will be spent.

Contact Crystal Polinski, Supervisor of Special Programs and Voluntary Pre-K Director, or Regina Alred,  Federal Programs Director, Title II and VI Coordinator, and 504 Coordinator, if you are a member of the West Carroll community and would like to provide input or have any questions.



Contact Crystal Polinski, Title IX Coordinator

West Carroll SSD Board Office

1415 Hwy 77 Atwood, TN 38220


Title IX of The educational Amendments of 1972


More information about Title IX and IDEA:



Special Education - IDEA 619 Pre-School and IDEA Part B

West Carroll Special School District provides special education services for children between the ages of three and twenty-one with disabilities. The state of Tennessee has thirteen (13) disability categories in which children may qualify for Special Education services.  Those categories are Specific Learning Disabilities, Autism, Intellectual Disabilities, Deaf - Blindness, Deafness, Developmental Delay, Functional Delay, Hearing Impairment, Multiple Disabilities, Speech or Language Impairment, Traumatic Brain Injury, Visual Impairment,  and Intellectually Gifted.  Educational needs are determined through parent interviews, the child's classroom teacher(s), medical personnel, and various individual assessments.   Areas evaluated may include, but are not limited to, vision, hearing, speech and language, fine and gross motor skills, cognitive ability, and social/emotional.

Following an evaluation, if a child is determined to meet Tennessee State Eligibility Standards and is in need of special educational services, an Individual Education Plan (IEP) will be developed for your child and an appropriate program will be developed to meet your child's educational needs.

Contact Crystal Polinski, Special Programs Director, by phone at 731-662-4200 or by email at if you suspect your child may have a disability.

Section 504

The Rehabilitation Act of 1973, commonly referred to as Section 504, is a nondiscrimination statute enacted by the United States Congress. The purpose of the Act is to prohibit discrimination and to assure that disabled students have educational opportunities and benefits equal to those provided to nondisabled students. West Carroll SSD is committed to maintaining equitable educational practices, services, programs, and activities that are accessible and usable by qualified individuals with disabilities and adheres to the provisions under Section 504. Click here to review the district's policies and procedures regarding these provisions.

Contact Regina Alred, 504 Director, by phone at 731-662-4200 or by email at for more information.

Special Education Referral Procedures

Individualized Education Account Program