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Computer Coding (2) 12/15/17
Students in all grades at Galax Elemenary School are learning to write computer code.  According to Mitch...
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Fit to Serve 122 09/11/17
Curtis Bartlett, a young veteran, police officer, school resource officer, and a fitness instructor gave his l...
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Watch the Game Live 09/01/17
The Galax High School Production club (PANDA) is proud to bring you live sports coverage of Galax High School ...
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White Christmas 2017 12/12/17
  Galax High School Students recently partnered with Ms. Megan Funk and Galax Elementary School to bring...
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First Tech Challenge 12/10/17
The Maroon Tide (Team 12953) competed at its first ever First Tech Challenge.  The Maroon Tide competed S...
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Special Education

"Special education" means specially designed instruction, at no cost to the parent(s), to meet the unique needs of a child with a disability, including instruction conducted in a classroom, in the home, in hospitals, in institutions, and in other settings and instruction in physical education. The term includes each of the following if it meets the requirements of the definition of special education: (§ 22.1-213 of the Code of Virginia; 34 CFR 300.39)

 

Galax City Public Schools serves children with disabilities ages 2-21 inclusive. Children are served through a variety of activities, programs, and services, which includes classroom accommodations, consultation, inclusive classrooms, and direct instruction in separate classroom locations. Additionally, related services (speech and language, physical therapy, occupational therapy, special transportation, counseling, etc.) are provided for students with disabilities when determined necessary by the child’s IEP Team. The goal of Galax City Public Schools is that all children, including those with disabilities, graduate with skills necessary for employment and/or postsecondary education.

Disabilities served by Galax City Public Schools:

  • Autism
  • Deaf-Blindness
  • Deafness or Hearing Impairment
  • Developmental Delay
  • Emotional Disability
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Multiple Disabilities
  • Orthopedic Impairment
  • Other Health Impairment
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Specific Learning Disability
  • Speech or Language Impairment
  • Visual Impairment or Blindness

 

Virginia Department of Education Special Education website

 

Regulations Governing Special Education Programs for Children with Disabilities in Virginia

 

Links for Parents:

 

A Parent's Guide To Special Education English  Spanish

 

 

Your Family’s Special Education Rights—Virginia Procedural Safeguards Notice

 

Spanish

 

 

Local Policies and Procedures