Special Services

The purpose of the Department of Special Services is to provide specialized instructional services, related services, and supplementary aids and services to students suspected of or identified as having disabilities. In compliance with state and federal regulations, these disabilities adversely affect educational performance and result in a need for special education and related services.


Child Find

Child Find is a component of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) that requires states to identify, locate, and evaluate all children with disabilities, aged birth to 21, who need early intervention or special education services. Child Find is a continuous process of public awareness activities, screening, and evaluation designed to locate, identify, and refer as early as possible all children with disabilities. Andalusia City Schools is active in this process and encourages your participation. If you know of anyone ages 3-21 with a disability who is not presently enrolled in a public school program, please contact the appropriate person as indicated below.


  • Ages 3-5 residing within the Andalusia City School District: Alexa Padgett at 222-3186

  • Age 6-21 residing within the Andalusia City School District: Lindsey Cross at 222-3186 ext 5

  • Residing within the Covington County School District: Kelley McCullough 427-3819

  • Residing within the Opp City School District: Samantha Russell 493-3173


Mrs. Lindsey Cross
Special Education Coordinator / 504 Coordinator / Psychometrist
334-222-3186, Ext 5