Exceptional Children's Services

  • Craven County Schools provides comprehensive programs and services for children with special needs ages 3 through 21. The term “children with special needs” includes, without limitation, all children who, because of temporary mental, physical, or emotional disabilities:

    • need special education, which is specially designed instruction to meet the unique needs of the exceptional child and may include classroom instruction, home instruction, instruction in hospitals and instruction in residential facilities.
    • are unable to have all their educational needs met in a regular classroom without special education or related services.
    • are unable to be adequately educated in the public schools.

    Craven County Schools provides special education services and related services according to federal mandates of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and the regulations of North Carolina Public School Law, Article 9.

    If you have any questions about your student's IEP services, contact the Exceptional Children's Program Department of Craven County Schools.