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NEW Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) Resource Available

“Guidance for Military Families With Students In Special Education”
Sep 18, 2014
“Guidance for Military Families With Students In Special Education” from the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE)

This resource document is designed to assist military families with students in special education as well as the school divisions that serve them. Since 2009, Virginia has participated in the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children (Interstate Compact). Over 40 states participate in the Interstate Compact, which addresses, among other things, educational records and enrollment; graduation; transfer of assessment scores; and special education. The stated purpose of the Interstate Compact is “to remove barriers to educational success imposed on children of military families because of frequent moves and deployment of their parents….”

While this guidance document is designed to address the particular needs of military families with students in special education, the VDOE notes that other families with students in special education who are transferring to other school divisions may find some of the information included here helpful as well.

The guidance document “Guidance for Military Families With Students In Special Education” has been posted to the VDOE website at the following links:

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/support/student_family/military/guidance_training/index.shtml
http://www.doe.virginia.gov/special_ed/parents/index.shtml

   
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