• SPECIAL EDUCATION

     

    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

     RASEAC Bylaws

     

    2020 Parent Involvement 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. 

    English Version ----- English Version of 2019-2020 Indicator 8 Parent Survey

    Spanish Version ---- Spanish Version of 2019-2020 Indicator 8 Parent Survey

    alt.text.    2019 - 2020 Private School Parent and Student Perspective Survey

     The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) has been charged with developing procedures to measure the academic and functional progress of students enrolled in private schools for students with disabilities through several outcome measures. The purpose of this survey is to solicit input from parents or guardians and students regarding progress since being enrolled in a private school for students with disabilities. Your participation in this survey, as one measurement tool, will assist VDOE in collecting information necessary to measure the individual progress of a student enrolled in a private school for students with disabilities. It is important to note that your response will be recorded anonymously and cannot be personally linked to you or your family.

    Parents or guardians who have more than one child receiving special education services in a private school for students with disabilities should submit one survey for each child receiving services. 

    Parent Survey ----- Private School Survey for Parent

    Student Survey ----- Private School Survey for Student