Special Education

 Dr. Randy Jennings    
Director of Student Services
   

Administrative SecretariesSusan Young, Caren Saunders
Receptionist: Teresa Walker
Grant Specialist: Nicole Scott
Psychologists: Kerry Sweeney, Paige Callahan, Deborah Coker
Teacher of the visually impaired: Lucinda Casey
Coordinator of Alternative Education and Attendance: Dr. Elizabeth Arthur
 
Areas of responsibility...
Attendance and Truancy
At-Risk Programs
Autism Team
Child Find
Definition of Disabilities
English Language Learning(ELL)
Foster Care Liaison

Homebound Services
I'm Determined
Jill's Buddy Camp
Parent Involvement Survey
Anucio de la enccuesta de 2014-2015 sobre la particpacion de los padres de jovenes colegiales en educaion especial
Parent-Teacher Resource Center
Physical and Occupational Therapy
Psychological Services
Requesting a Sign Interpreter
Salem City Schools Local Special Education Procedures
Special Education Advisory Committee(SEAC)
Speech-Language Pathology

 

Contact Information:
510 S. College Avenue
Salem Virginia, 24153
Phone:540-389-0130
Fax: 540-389-4135


COMPREHENSIVE SERVICES ACT:
 (CSA/CPMT/FAPT)

The Virginia Comprehensive Services Act provides for the pooling of eight specific funding streams to support services for high-risk youth. The purpose of the act is to provide high quality, child centered, family focused, cost effective, community-based services to high-risk youth and their families. To find out more information, please click on the above link. 



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EARLY CHILDHOOD SPECIAL EDUCATION:

Early childhood special education, in Virginia, provide services for children who qualify with a disability. All localities in Virginia have services available for children who are eligible.  

Local school divisions determine the criteria for being found eligible for services under the developmental delay category. However, preschoolers may be found eligible under 13 other categories. To find out more information, please click on the above link.


VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION: 
OFFICE OF SPECIAL EDUCATION


The Virginia Department of Education: Office of Special Education provides assistance and technical support to local school divisions. To find out more information, please click on the above link.


SERVICES FOR STUDENTS IDENTIFIED AS HEARING OR VISUALLY IMPAIRED

The Code of Virginia (section 22.1-217.01) requires school boards to provide information to parents of those students who are identified as hearing impaired or visually impaired. guidance documents and other resources are available at the Virginia Department of Education's (VDOE) web site. To find more information, please click on the above link.

Click here to find more information on Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind.

Click here to find more information on the Virginia Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (VDDHH).

Click here to find more information on the Virginia Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired (DBVI).


SERVICES FOR STUDENTS IDENTIFIED AS HEARING OR VISUALLY IMPAIRED

The Code of Virginia (section 22.1-217.01) requires school boards to provide information to parents of those students who are identified as hearing impaired or visually impaired. guidance documents and other resources are available at the Virginia Department of Education's (VDOE) web site. To find more information, please click on the above link.