Special Education

The Buena Vista City school system is committed to providing all children with a free and appropriate public education. Special education programs and services are available to city residents who have children with special education needs. These programs and services are provided for children with disabilities whose second birthday falls on or before September 30 through the age of 21 years. Each student receives individualized services designed to meet his or her needs. These supplemental services are discussed and planned by school personnel, parents, and the student involved. Students with disabilities are educated to the greatest extent possible within the general education environment by highly qualified teachers and with non-disabled peers, however, the entire pyramid of service delivery options is available for students K-12.

Each special education student's progress is reviewed at least yearly and his/her need for special services is reassessed at a minimum of every three years. Special education programs and services are provided by trained personnel in the following areas as defined by federal and state law: autism, deaf-blindness, deafness, developmental delay, hearing impairment, intellectual disabilities, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairment, other health impairment, emotional disabilities, specific learning disability, speech or language impairment, traumatic brain injury or visual impairment including blindness.

For more information, please contact Juli Gibson.
e-mail: [email protected] 

Juliet D. Gibson, Ed.S.
Director of Special Education
School Psychologist
Foster Care Liaison
Homeless Liaison

Buena Vista City Schools
2329 Chestnut Avenue, Suite A
Buena Vista, VA  24416
Ph: 540-261-2887
Fax: 540-261-2967
[email protected]

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