Please let your child’s case manager, Dr. Hedrick, or school administrator know if you would like a hard copy of these resources or need the documents in additional languages.
Procedural Safeguards (Parent’s Rights):
http://www.doe.virginia.gov/special_ed/regulations/state/procedural_safeguards/english_procedural_safeguards.pdf [EXTERNAL WEBPAGE]
Procedural Safeguards (Spanish):
https://www.doe.virginia.gov/special_ed/parents/parents_guide_spanish.pdf [EXTERNAL WEBPAGE]
Parents’ Guide to Special Education:
http://www.doe.virginia.gov/special_ed/parents/parents_guide.pdf [EXTERNAL WEBPAGE]
Parents’ Guide to Special Education (Spanish):
The Virginia Department of Education’s webpage has a vast amount of resources for parents, adult students, and staff. Please let us know if you have any questions about any of this information.
Virginia Department of Education Special Education Parents’ Page:
https://www.doe.virginia.gov/special_ed/parents/index.shtml [EXTERNAL WEBPAGE]
The Code of Virginia at § 22.1-217.01 was amended and requires school boards to annually post information on school division websites and to inform the parents of students who are identified as hearing or visually impaired of its availability as follows:
“The Department of Education shall annually prepare and distribute to local school boards packets of information describing the educational and other services available through the Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind, the Virginia Department for the Deaf and Hard-of Hearing, and the Virginia Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired to students who are identified as hearing impaired or visually impaired. Local school boards shall annually post this information on the school division's Web site and inform the parents of those students who are identified as hearing impaired or visually impaired of its availability. School boards shall ensure that packets of such information are available in an accessible format for review by parents who do not have Internet access.”
Virginia Department of Education Resources for Serving Students with Sensory Disabilities [EXTERNAL WEBPAGE]
Parent Ombudsman for Special Education
VDOE has a Parent Ombudsman for Special Education who acts as a source of information and referral, aids in answering individuals' questions, and assists in the resolution of concerns and issues. School divisions, parents, and children benefit and build relationships when school divisions and parents work together to resolve problems, the Parent Ombudsman for Special Education serves to facilitate that process.
Gloria Dalton, Parent Ombudsman
Toll Free: 800-422-2083
Virginia IEP: https://va.pcgeducation.com/varichmondcounty [EXTERNAL WEBPAGE]
Lancaster Virginia IEP: https://va.pcgeducation.com/valancastercounty [EXTERNAL WEBPAGE]