Exceptional Children's Department
The Exceptional Children's Department Program of services and staff commits to providing specially designed instruction with fidelity and evidenced based practices to students with disabilities with IEP's enrolled in Pitt County Schools in the least restrictive educational environment.
Latest Guidance from NCDHHS, NCDPI and NCSBE for Reopening Schools
With many questions regarding the reopening of school, please know we are working as quickly as we can, with the guidance we have been given, to get the information out to you in a timely manner. Please refer to the following links to view and familiarize yourself with the guidance school systems have been given regarding reopening of schools. Check your email often for regular updates regarding the Road to Reopening throughout the summer.
National School Psychology Week
During this week, as schools throughout the United States are celebrating the work of school psychologists, they highlight the important efforts that school psychologists and other educators make to help students thrive.
This year’s theme is “Together We Shine”, which is derived through a lens of hope after several challenging years.
As always, but especially during this week, we extend deep gratitude for the unyielding effort that school psychologists demonstrate in their support to students, families, and school staff across our NC public schools!
Thank you to Terri Avin, Keely Spruill and Jeremy Draughn for representing our School Psychologists at the Pitt County School Board Meeting Monday, November 7th!
National Assistive Technology Month
November is National Assistive Technology Awareness Month! Assistive technology is an essential part of life for persons with disabilities, but everyone uses assistive technology in mainstream society! Think automatic doors, wheelchair ramps, Alexa, Google home, Apple watch and many others! All are assistive technology! Cameron Bass attended the Pitt County School Board Meeting on Monday, November 7th as a representative of our Assistive Technology Team. Cameron was also recently recognized by the Stephen E. Sallee Assistive Technology Award Committee for her service to people with disabilities and ensuring they have access to assistive technology in Pitt County Schools.
SMILES from the Superintendent's Office
Karen Poole, Physical Therapist, received recognition from Dr. Lenker's office for going above and beyond in supporting students with disabilities.