Parents are invited to complete the 2018-2019 Indicator 8 survey

The 2018-2019 Indicator 8 parent survey is available in both the English and Spanish online versions through the links below and in printed format with a postage paid return envelope, which is available in each Caroline County school.

English Version —– https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VDOEEnglish

Spanish Version —– https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VDOEEspanol

The tabulation of the 2018-2019 Indicator 8 parent survey responses will conclude on January 31, 2020.  If you have questions concerning the parent survey process, please contact Tracy Lee, via email, at Tracy.Lee@doe.virginia.gov, or via telephone, at (804) 225-3492.

VDOE designated Caroline County Public Schools with the highest rating.

The Virginia Department of Education is required to make determinations for each school division’s performance on regulations for the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA 2004).  Through the results driven accountability process, school divisions are rated on a scale of 1-4 for special education compliance and results.  On August 20, 2019, VDOE designated Caroline County Public Schools with the highest rating. 

Congratulations to the special education staff and students on a job well done!

Virginia School Board Association Required Notifications, in part.

Credits Required for Graduation

Each division must notify the parents of rising eleventh and twelfth grade students of

• requirements for graduation pursuant to the standards for accreditation, and

• requirements that have yet to be completed by the individual student for graduation. VSBA Policy IKF The Virginia Assessment Program and Graduation Requirements; Va. Code § 22.1-253.13:4.A.

The division must notify parents of students with disabilities who have an IEP and who fail to meet the graduation requirements of the student’s right to a free and appropriate education to age 21, inclusive. Va. Code § 22.1-253.13:4.B.

The division must notify parents of students who fail to graduate or to achieve graduation requirements as provided in the standards for accreditation and who have not reached 20 years of age on or before August 1st of the school year of the right to a free public education. If the student is one for whom English is a second language, the division will notify the parent of the student’s opportunity for a free public education in accordance with Va. Code § 22.1-5. Va. Code § 22.1-253.13:4.C.

Services for Students Identified as Deaf or Hard of Hearing or Visually Impaired

Each school board shall annually post information distributed by the Department of Education describing the educational and other services available through the Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind, the Virginia Department for the Deaf and Hard-ofHearing and the Virginia Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired to the parents of those students who are identified as hearing impaired deaf or hard of hearing or visually impaired. School boards must also inform the parents of the availability of the information and ensure that packets of the information are available in an accessible format for review by parents who do not have Internet access. Va. Code § 22.1-217.01.

Special Education

Each division must, at least annually, conduct a public awareness campaign (also known as a child find program) to • inform the community of the rights of persons, ages two to 21, inclusive, to a free appropriate public education and the availability of special education programs and services; • generate referrals; and • explain the nature of disabilities, the early warning signs of disabilities and the need for services to begin early. 8 VAC 20-81-50.B.