About Special Education
Goochland County Public Schools offers a variety of special education programs and related services for students with disabilities. Special education services consist of instruction and supports designed to meet the learning needs of students who struggle with learning through the general curriculum and standard methods of instruction. Programs and related services are provided for children ages 2-21 inclusive identified for special education services through an eligibility process. GCPS strives to provide services to students with disabilities in their least restrictive environment, which is generally the general education classroom. If you suspect that your child may have a disability, please contact the Office of Exceptional Education at 804.556.5615.
Parent and Community Involvement
The Goochland County Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) meets at least four times yearly to gain input from parents about their children’s special education experiences, advocate for students with disabilities, and share information and resources that are available in the community. Topics discussed during meetings are based on parent recommendations and interest. SEAC meetings for the 2018-2019 school year are listed below:
- Monday, September 17th- 6:00 p.m. (School Board Office)
- Monday, October 22nd- 6:00 p.m. (School Board Office)
- Monday, November 5th- 6:00 p.m. (School Board Office)
- Monday, March 11- 6:00 p.m. (Goochland High School- Learning Commons)
- Monday, April 15th- 6:00 p.m. (School Board Office)
To be added to our SEAC contact and mailing lists, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 804.556.5615.
Resources for Students and Families
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