Services for Exceptional
and Disabled Students
Pendleton County Schools provides services
to Exceptional/Disabled Students. The school system seeks to
locate and identify children and youth, ages three through twenty-one
years, who may have developmental delays or exceptionalities
and may need special education and related services.
Special education is any special instruction, at no cost to
parents, designed to meet the unique educational needs of an
eligible exceptional student. These services include instruction
conducted in the classroom, home, hospitals and institutions,
and in other settings; and instruction in physical education.
Policy 2419: Regulations for the Education of Exceptional Students
is the State Board of Education approved regulations that governs
the programs and services for the education of exceptional students
in West Virginia.
The term "exceptional children" is used to describe
those children and young adults between the ages of three through
twenty-one years, who differ from the average child in learning
or academic characteristics and who need special education services.
The term includes both children with disabilities and children
who are gifted.
A list of exceptionalities
Autism, Behavior Disorders, Blind and Partially Sighted, Deaf-Blindness,
Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing, Gifted, Mentally Impaired, Orthopedically
Other Health Impaired, Preschool Special Needs, Specific Learning
Speech/Language Impairments, and Traumatic Brain Injury.
The Individual Education Program
(IEP) is the heart of the planning process for the special education
student. It is a plan that is developed by you and other members
of the IEP team to address your child's strengths and needs.
Related services are specific support services provided for students
with disabilities to help them benefit and be successful in their
special education instructional program.
If you would like more information on services for exceptional
students through Pendleton County Schools you can contact your
principal at your local school; call Diana Smith at the Parent-Educator
Resource Center 358-7072 or contact Don Bucher at the Central