Parents of Students in Special Education- VDOE Survey

Each school year, the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is required to report to the U.S. Department of Education the “Percent of parents with a child receiving special education services who report that schools facilitated parent involvement as a means of improving services and results for children with disabilities.”  To gather this year’s data, the School Year 2018-2019 Indicator 8 parent survey response collection period will continue through January 31, 2020.  As was done with last year’s survey collection, a printed survey and a postage paid return envelope will be sent to each local educational agency’s special education administrator in quantities to match the agency’s reported December 1 child count, plus an additional 10 percent.  The printed survey will be available for distribution beginning in August 2019.  Once received, a copy of this survey should be provided to each of your families who have a child with a disability being provided special education services through an individualized education program (IEP).  Families who have more than one child receiving special education services should be afforded the opportunity to complete a survey for each of their children. 

There is also an online survey for parents to complete in lieu of the printed survey.  The online survey is now open for completion in English and Spanish versions at the following web links:

English Version —– English Version of 2018-2019 Indicator 8 Parent Survey

Spanish Version —– Spanish Version of 2018-2019 Indicator 8 Parent Survey

PTRC recognized at the Virginia Council of Administrators of Special Education 2019 Annual Spring Conference

Caroline County Public Schools was recognized at the Virginia Council of Administrators of Special Education 2019 Annual Spring Conference.
Caroline County’s Parent Teacher Resource Center’s Family Fair was singled out by the Office of Facilities and Family Engagement for their outreach to the community. 

Dr. Samantha Hollins, Assistant Superintendent, Special Education and Student Services with the Virginia Department of Education Leaders, presented the State of the Commonwealth address giving the state’s perspective on the latest information relative to the administration of special education. The semi-annual Family Fair is a resource and training event focused on getting parents more engaged in their student’s educational pursuits and progress.
Congratulations to the Parent Teacher Resource Center!