Rockbridge County Schools are committed to providing all children with opportunities to benefit from a public school education. Special education programs and services are available to county residents who have children with special needs and qualify for support. Services are designed to meet those needs and to provide educational opportunity in the general curriculum to the extent possible.
Age of eligibility for services includes those students whose second birthday falls on or before September 30, and who have not reached their 22nd. birthday on or before September 30 (two to 21, inclusive).
Services are provided to students in the following disability categories as defined by federal and state law: autism, deaf-blindness, deafness, developmental delay, emotional disability, hearing impairment, intellectual disability, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairment, other health impairment, specific learning disability, speech or language impairment, traumatic brain injury, or visual impairment including blindness.
Child Find - A process of locating, identifying, and evaluating children with disabilities
Child Study Team Process - Timelines/Process beginning with referral for assistance
Special Education Cycle - Timelines/Process beginning with referral for special eduction evaluation
Services for Students Identified as Hearing or Visually Impaired
Your Family's Special Education Rights Procedural Safeguards (English)
Your Family's Special Education Rights Procedural Safeguards (Spanish)
Advisory Council - The Rockbridge Area Special Education Advisory Council (RASEAC) serves the schools divisions of Rockbridge County, Lexington City, and Buena Vista City
2021 Family Engagement Survey
Each school year the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is required to report to the U.S. Department of Education the "Percent of parents with a child receiving special education services who report that schools facilitated parent involvement as a means of improving services and results for children with disabilities." The VDOE will use the results of this survey to improve parental involvement in the special education process and improve outcomes for all students within the Commonwealth. It is important to note that your responses are recorded anonymously and cannot be personally linked to your child.
Parents who have more than one child receiving special education services should submit one survey for each child receiving services.
When completing this survey you will answer questions designed to cause you to reflect upon your experiences during the past school year. If you have any questions about this survey, please contact Tracy Lee, VDOE family engagement specialist, via telephone, at (804) 225-3492, or via e-mail, at Tracy.Lee@doe.virginia.gov.