We help all children to shine bright

Pendleton County Schools provides many services & programs

to assist children in reaching their full potential!

We proudly offer the following services for children ready to succeed:


  • Gifted Services

  • Special Classes for Learning Disabled Students

  • Classes for Intellectually Disabled Students

  • Psychological Testing

  • Speech Therapy 

  • Individual Counseling

  • Health Services

  • Homebound Instruction

  • Adult Education

  • Hearing & Vision Screening

  • Vocational Assessment

  • Special Classes for Students with Behavior Disorders

For children already in school, referrals for specialized services can be made by teachers, counselors, principals & parents. Parents may request services by contacting Nicole Hevener, Director of Special Services at (304) 358-7065 ext 122. 

Title I Teachers provide supplemental education in reading & math to those elementary level students who need assistance. At the middle school & elementary schools, gifted programs allow exceptional students to engage in challenging educational experiences. There is also a school-to-work program, providing education opportunities for students to formulate employment goals through job shadowing. 

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 & other members of the IEP team to address your child's strengths & 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 Office 358-7065.

Services for Exceptional & Disabled Students

The Individual Education Program (IEP)


PUBLIC NOTICE: The Pendleton County Schools Department of Special Education will be destroying the confidential records that have been maintained for students that were tested to determine their eligibility to receive services as exceptional students. Records will continue to be kept on all students who are now in school. All confidential records of students placed in Special Education Programs are maintained for six (6) years after the student exits the school system. We are currently destroying records on students who graduated in 2010 through 2019. 

Federal and state laws require that we provide public notification of our intent to destroy these records and that we provide the opportunity for students and their parents/guardians to review these records prior to their destruction. We will begin this process on May 1, 2020. If you have any questions or wish to review/receive records, please contact Malynda Selmon at (304)358-7065 ext. 126. 

Pendleton County Schools

PO Box 888 | 58 Walnut Street 

Franklin, WV 26807

Phone: (304)358-2207

FAX: (304) 358-2936