Special Education for Children

The Hamblen County School System offers special education and related services to children with disabilities, ages 3 through 21, who reside in Hamblen County. The child must meet the eligibility standard established by the State Department of Education for one of the following disabilities: learning disability, intellectual disability, speech impairment, language impairment, health impairment, physical impairment, hearing impairment, visual impairment, seriously emotionally disturbed, multi-disabled, blind, autism, deaf, functionally delayed, developmentally delayed, traumatic brain injury, or intellectual giftedness. Children who qualify for special education services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act may be eligible for Part B/ ARRA funds. If you have a child between the ages of 3 through 21, or know of a child who may be eligible, please contact Hamblen County Schools Department of Special Services at (423)581-3067.


The Morristown Police Department is seeking the public’s help in locating a 1996 through a 2000 model Honda Civic 4-door Passenger Vehicle. On 6-29-10, at 7:55 PM, this vehicle was involved in a collision with a bicyclist on W. Andrew Johnson Hwy. near the intersection with Talbott Kansas Rd. The passenger side mirror impacted the bicyclist, and broke off. The driver of the vehicle left the scene. The bicyclist, Louis Torterelli, 51, of Talbott was seriously injured. If anyone has any information regarding the vehicle involved in this crash, please contact Officer Brian Sulfridge of the Morristown Police Department at 423-585-4630.