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Montgomery County Public Schools Announces Removal of Certain Student Records

Virginia Law and School Board Policy provide for the removal of portions of student scholastic records when they are no longer educationally useful, or five years after the student graduates from secondary school, completes a program adopted by the Board of Education or leaves school. All information except for the last IEP and eligibility information from former students' scholastic records as stated above will be purged.  This includes portions of Special Education and Section 504 records. Former students or eligible parents have a right to be provided with a copy of any record being destroyed.  Scholastic records may be needed by the student or the parents for social security benefits or other purposes.  Requests should be directed to Student Services at 540 382-5100 prior to June 1, 2018.   Portions of student scholastic records will be purged as of June 4, 2018.


MISSION STATEMENT

Montgomery County Public Schools' Special Education mission is to engage, encourage, and empower students with disabilities by providing, in the least restrictive environment, the supports and services needed to graduate and live, learn, work and participate in communities of their choice with maximum independence.

CORE VALUES

Special Education is an integral part of the total collaborative education system where diversity is valued and all students are encouraged towards independence.

Academic behavioral instruction should be authentic with high expectations, promoting active engagement for all students.

Staff will be empowered to meet the educational needs of all students through shared responsibility.

Parent involvement is in an integral and valued part of the special education process.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Administration:

Patricia Nelson, Ed.D.                                  
Director of Special Education                           
(540) 382-5100 (ext. 1081)
patnelson@mcps.org                            

Julie Ligon, Ph.D.                                                           
Supervisor of Special Education - Preschool and Elementary Education                                 
(540) 382-5100 (ext. 1082)
jligon@mcps.org

Debbie Wells, Ed.D.                                        
Supervisor of Special Education - Secondary Education
(540) 382-5100 (ext. 1085)
dwells@mcps.org  

Josie Loomis
Coordinator of Programs
(540) 382-5100 (ext. 1092)
josieloomis@mcps.org

Melissa Proudfoot
Coordinator of Response to Intervention (RTI) and Results Driven Accountability (RDA)
(540) 382-5100 (ext. 1083)
melissaproudfoot@mcps.org

Kathleen Wright, M.S., CCC-SLP
Lead Speech Therapist
(540) 382-5100 (ext. 1092)
kwright2@mcps.org


Administrative Assistants:

Janet Poth
(540) 382-5100 (ext. 1086)
janetpoth@mcps.org

Connie Stephens
(540) 382-5100 (ext. 1088)
cstephens@mcps.org


Deyrni Henderson
(540) 382-5100 (ext. 1087)
deyrnihenderson@mcps.org


                                                      Office Phone - (540) 382-5114
                                                        Office Fax - (540) 394-4448