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 who are 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.
To be added to our SEAC contact and mailing lists, please email email@example.com or call 804.556.5615.
- 2020-2021 School Year SEAC meetings:
- 10/21/20- 5:00 p.m. (virtual)
- 12/7/20- 5:00 p.m. (virtual)
- 1/11/21- 5:00 p.m. (virtual)
- 3/25/21- 5:00 p.m. (virtual)
Resources for Students and Families
For Families of Students in Private Day Schools
As part of the new private school progress monitoring requirements, the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) developed a survey to obtain information from parents of students with disabilities served in private schools for students with disabilities, as well as a survey to obtain information from the students’ perspective. The online surveys are currently opened and will be available for completion at the following links until October 30, 2020:
Parent Survey —– Private School Survey for Parent
Student Survey —- Private School Perspective Survey for Student
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