Services for Students Identified as Hearing or Visually Impaired

The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) provides information on services for students with hearing and vision impairments at its Web site. See the attachment from the Superintendent’s memo at the following link to access the valuable information and resources. A packet of this information can also be made available in an accessible format for parents who do not have internet access.

Special Education-Specific Disabilities-Sensory Disabilities



Child Find

Each division must conduct a public awareness campaign (also known as a child find program) to inform the community about special education programs and services. View School Board Policy IGBA, Programs for Students with Disabilities.

Special Education Personnel Continue to Succeed

SPED O Y nominees

The Special Education (SPED) faculty and staff work hard to provide the students with quality education and support services.  Several of them were recognized this year for the impact that they have made.

Susan Gayle- Central Office Support Person of the Year

Josh Hanes- Novice Teacher of the Year, Madison Elementary

Frank Shumaker- Novice Teacher of the Year, Caroline High School

Special Olympics Meet In the Middle Event

What a success! The participation from our students and families, and the hands on support from our community was amazing.   Athletes, buddies and student volunteers worked hard and had fun. Personnel from the Sheriff’s office and from the Emergency Medical Services were there to support the students and help in multiple of ways. Their hands on efforts could be seen on the field and behind the scenes.  Even in the concession stand, you could see members making things happen.  Many of the CCPS Administrators, faculty and staff were there to help and show their support.



Parent Involvement Survey

The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is pleased to announce that the 2015 – 2016 Parent Involvement Survey for the Anuual Perfomance Report, Indicator 8 is ready for dissemination and and collection.

The collection window for the survey can begin immediately and extend until September 30, 2015.  During the collection window VDOE will engage in a number of technical assistance outreach efforts to parents and parent organizations to ensure that every parent of a child with a disability in the Commonwealth has the opportunity to participate in the survey. VDOE has set a goal of significantly increasing the responses from families who have children with disabilities in Virginia.

Parents will be given a postcard to mail in to VDOE.  If desired, a more detailed survey is available online at the following link:

Thank you for your ongoing commitment to ensure that we involve each parent in his/her child’s special education program.  If you have questions or need assistance concerning this survey process, please contact Hank Millward at (804) 371-0525, (

Survey links: