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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

 

"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.”

 

Regulations Governing Special Education Programs for Children with Disabilities in Virginia

      Resources for Serving Students with Sensory Disabilities

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