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Special Education Program and Services


The Office of Special Services for King George County Schools is committed to providing students with disabilities opportunities along a continuum of services that offer access to and participation in activities of the school in the least restrictive environment and appropriate to the age and educational needs of the student. 

King George County Schools provides students with disabilities with  a continuum of services ranging from least to most restrictive environments:
        • General Education Classes
        • Inclusive/Collaborative General Education Classes  
        • Consultative services
        • Self Contained/Resource Services
        • Home Based Instructional Services
        • Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE-Preschool aged 2-5)
        • When appropriate, students may also receive services in private day and residential schools, and in hospital settings. 
Special education programs, services, and supports, are provided to address the unique needs of our students with disabilities aged 2-21, inclusive. Services are provided in the appropriate, least restrictive environment, as outlined in the student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP). A continuum of services for all students with disabilities is offered. Most programs are available at each school, however, some programs which are less frequently required may not be available at every elementary school; thus they have been centrally located at King George Elementary School. Every effort is always made to assign the student to a school as near the base school as possible.

Parents, students, teachers, and administrators participate in the evaluation, identification, and eligibility process for special education. Eligibility is determined through a formal assessment process by using ability tests, achievement tests, student work samples, parent feedback, student observation/interview, teacher observations, and other assessment tools as needed. If the student is eligible we work together as a team to develop an Individual Educational Plan (IEP) that is appropriate for each child.  Parents are highly encouraged to participate in the special education process while supporting independence for their children with special needs.
 
Inclusive practices are at the forefront of our local programs, but we recognize that students with mild to severe disabilities must be offered services at all levels within general education classrooms as well as in separate special education programs when needed.

The majority of students with disabilities spend most of their day in general education classrooms with special assistance, accessing the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOLs) and division-wide curriculum. Accommodations and/or modifications to the curriculum are provided as needed to meet the established goals of the students’ IEPs. 

Related services such as speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, vision services, psychological services, interpreting services, and transportation are provided to students who require additional support to benefit from their special education program. Click here for more information on related services and our providers.