Exceptional Learning

The Office of Exceptional Learning supports educational programming for students, ages two to twenty-one, who are eligible for special education under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA ’04).

If you suspect that your child may have a disability requiring special education, contact your child’s school principal, or the office of special education at: (757) 494-7600. Please visit: If Your Child Needs Help, for more information.

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2020-2021 Indicator 8 Parent 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.” Your school division should have provided you with an opportunity to participate in a short survey, which VDOE will use to collect the necessary data to report on this requirement. Your participation in this survey will help VDOE collect additional information to identify training needs related to the special education processes. The VDOE will use the results of this survey to improve parental involvement in the special education process and improve outcomes for all students within the Commonwealth. It is important to note that your responses are recorded anonymously and cannot be personally linked to your child.

Parents who have more than one child receiving special education services should submit one survey for each child receiving services.

When completing this survey you will answer questions designed to cause you to reflect upon your experiences during the past school year. If you have any questions about this survey, please contact Tracy Lee, VDOE family engagement specialist, via telephone, at (804) 225-3492, or via e-mail, at .

English Version —– English Version of 2020-2021 Indicator 8 Parent Survey

Spanish Version —- Spanish Version of 2020-2021 Indicator 8 Parent Survey



Section 504/Disability Discrimination
Should you have any questions concerning the application of Section 504, please direct them to the school division’s Section 504 Coordinator:   

Dr. Craig S. Pinello
Edwards-Wilson Center
2107 Liberty Street
Chesapeake, Virginia 23324
Phone: 757-494-7600
Fax: 757-494-7573


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