County Schools provide many services and programs to assist children
in reaching their full potential. Services available to children
prior to entering school can be found on the Community
Preschool Services page.
Contact information: For children already in school, referrals for
specialized services can be made by teachers, counselors, principals
and parents. Parents may request services by contacting Donald Bucher,
Assistant Superintendent and Director of Special Services at (304)
Title I teachers provide supplemental
education in reading and math to those elementary level students
who need assistance. At the middle school and the elementary schools,
gifted services programs allow exceptional students to engage in
challenging educational experiences. There is also a school-to-work
program, providing educational opportunities for students to formulate
employment goals through job shadowing.
Many of the professionals who provide these specialized services
travel from school to school, and have their office space at the
Board of Education Annex on High Street in Franklin. They may be
reached at their offices by calling (304) 358-7072.
The Individual Education Program (IEP) is the heart of the planning
process for the special education student. It is a plan that is
developed by you and other members of the IEP team to address your
child's strengths and needs. Read
more about services provided for Exceptional and Disabled Students