Special Education

The Department of Special Education and Student Services supports its mission by:

  • complying with the provisions of IDEA of 1997(Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 1997) and the IDEIA of 2004 (Individuals with Disabilities Improvement Act of 2004)

  • appropriately identifying students with disabilities based on federal and state criteria

  • providing high quality, specialized instructional programs utilizing supplemental materials and research-based strategies

  • facilitating a collaborative team among parents, staff, and students to build a positive learning environment

  • promoting a strengths-based approach to build on success

  • supporting the development of knowledge and skills to prepare students to be college-bound and/or career ready in the following areas: academics; social/emotional; behavioral; communication; fine and gross motor; organization; transition goals; and functional life skills.

Annual VDOE Special Education Survey

Your feedback is needed! If you have a child with a disability we want to hear from you. Please take a moment to participate in the VDOE Special Education Parent Survey. You should complete one for each child you have that receives special education services. Please contact Rebecca Sharp (rsharp@fccps.org) if you have any questions or need additional information.