Stafford County Public Schools Department of Special Education & Student Services is a fundamental part of the school division as we provide highly specialized programs, services, and supports to our students, faculty, and families. Our department comprises Early Childhood Special Education, K-12 Special Education and Related Services, Instructional, Behavioral & Emotional Support, Section 504, Counseling Programs, and Health Services. We link closely with the Department of Learning and Organizational Development, Assessment and Accountability, Human Resources, and Technology in an effort to maintain high standards of academic excellence and innovative programs for all students.


  • 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."  This survey is not intended to measure satisfaction with the special education program process.  Rather, this survey is asking you to reflect upon your experiences during the 2019-2020 school year and respond to the following statement:  My child's school helped me become involved to improve services and results for my child with a disability.  The survey can be found at the following link:

    English Version ---- English Version of 2019-2020 Indicator 8 Parent Survey 

    Spanish Version --- Spanish Version of 2019-2020 Indicator 8 Parent Survey

    To gather the 2019-2020 School Year data, the Indicator 8 Parent Survey will be collected through December 18, 2020.  Beginning in August of 2019 families who have a child with a disability receiving special education services through an IEP will receive a copy of the survey.  Families having more than one child receiving special education services will receive a survey for each child.  


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    Stafford County Public Schools engages in a public awareness campaign in to identify children or youth who may be suspected of having a developmental delay or a disability.  This includes students enrolled in private schools, who are home-schooled, who are highly mobile, migrant, or homeless, or who will be incarcerated in a regional or local jail for more than ten days.  Referrals for special education can be made by anyone concerned with a child's educational performance including a parent, teacher, community agency, or school official. Please contact the Child Find office or Department of Student Services at 540-658-6500.

     The Myers Drive Respite Care Group Home is a local respite program for adults (18+) with an intellectual disability.  

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Contact Information

  • Executive Director for Student Services and Special Education

    Dr. George Hummer 

    Email: hummergc@staffordschools.net

    Hours:  8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    Phone:  540-658-6500

    Fax:  540-658-6042

    Administrative Assistant

    Julie Hedrick

    Email: hedrickjd@staffordschools.net

    Hours:  8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    Phone:  540-658-6500

    Fax:  540-658-6042