Perrymont offers special education services for students with disabilities. Students are able to take advantage of a variety of service models to meet their individual academic, social, emotional and physical needs. Our highly qualified staff serves identified students in all grade levels K-5. Individualized educational plans (IEP) are developed in collaboration with the special education team, the regular education teacher, and the child’s parents and reviewed and modified annually to reflect the child’s present level of performance.
It is the intent of the Lynchburg City Schools to provide a program of special education which is in compliance with state and federal laws and regulations.
1. Lynchburg City Schools provides a free appropriate public education to each child with disabilities, ages two to 21, inclusive. (Free Appropriate Public Education)
2. All children, ages two to 21, inclusive, residing in the City of Lynchburg, who have disabilities and need special education and related services are identified, located, evaluated and placed in an appropriate educational program. (Child Identification)
3. Children with disabilities and their parents or guardians are guaranteed procedural safeguards in the process of identification, evaluation or educational placement or the provision of a free appropriate public education. (Procedural Safeguards)
4. To the maximum extent appropriate, children with disabilities are educated with children who are non-disabled. (Least Restrictive Environment)
5. Confidential records of children with disabilities shall be properly maintained. (Confidentiality)
6. Testing and evaluative materials used for the purpose of classifying and placing children with disabilities are selected and administered so as not to be racially or culturally discriminatory. (Protection in Evaluation Process)
7. An individualized education program is maintained for each child with a disability. (Individualized Education Program)
8. Surrogate parents are appointed, when appropriate, to act as advocates to serve the educational interest of children, ages two to 21, inclusive, who are suspected of being or are determined to be disabled. (Surrogates)
9. A comprehensive system of personnel development, to include the inservice training of general and special education instructional and support personnel, related to the needs of children with disabilities is provided. (Comprehensive System of Personnel Development)
10.Program evaluation shall be conducted annually. (Program Evaluation)
11.There is on-going parent consultation. (Parent Involvement)
12.A full educational opportunity goal is provided for all children with disabilities, from birth to age 21, inclusive, including appropriate career education, prevocational education, and vocational education. (Full Opportunity)
13.Children with disabilities are given the right of participating in the Literacy TestingProgram. (Literacy Testing Program)