About the Office of Student Support Services
Stafford County Public Schools Office 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 office is comprised of Early Childhood Special Education, K-12 Special Education and Related Services, Instructional, Behavioral & Emotional Support, Section 504, Counseling Programs, social workers, attendance services, school psychologists, fostering connections, McKinney-Vento, homebound/homebased services, and Health Services.
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 at 540-899-6000 or the 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.
2021-2022 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.” To gather this year’s data, the School Year 2021-2022 Indicator 8 Parent Survey response collection period will continue through December 16, 2022. As was done with last year’s survey collection, a printed survey and a postage-paid return envelope will be made available to each family who has a child with a disability being provided special education services through an Individualized Education Program (IEP). The printed survey will be available for distribution beginning in August 2022. Families who have more than one child receiving special education services will 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 2021-2022 Indicator 8 Parent Survey
Spanish Version ----- Spanish Version of 2021-2022 Indicator 8 Parent Survey