Special Education

Special Education Services
"Helping Children Succeed"

Special Education. Special education is specially designed instruction provided by certified teachers utilizing special materials and equipment to help exceptional students learn. Special education is individually planned (Individual Education Plan - IEP) and designed to meet the unique needs of each exceptional student.

Exceptional Students. Exceptional students are those children and young adults between the ages of three and twenty-one whose exceptionally meets the criteria established by West Virginia Board of Education Policy 2419 and adversely affects their educational performance. The term includes both disabled and gifted students. Programs serving exceptional students in West Virginia include: 

  • Autism

  • Behavior Disorders

  • Blind or Partially Sighted

  • Communication Disorders

  • Deaf-Blind

  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing

  • Gifted

  • Mental Impairments

  • Other Health Impaired

  • Orthopedically Impaired

  • Preschool Special Needs

  • Specific Learning Disability

  • Traumatic Brain Injured

Related Services. Exceptional students may be eligible for related services to the extent that these services are necessary for them to benefit from their special education services. These services may include, but are not limited to, speech language therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, assistive technology, psychological services and transportation.

All students with disabilities, who are eligible for these services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA), are entitled to a free, appropriate, public education (FAPE).

Hardy County Schools strives to educate students with disabilities, to the extent possible, with their age-appropriate, non-disabled peers (Least Restrictive Environment - LRE).

Students' and parents' rights are protected under law through a series of procedural safeguards.

Contact Information

Beth High
Hardy County Student Support Services
510 Ashby Street
Moorefield, WV 26836
530-2348 ext. 9230

Hardy County Schools has available for public review Title I, Title II, Title III and Special Education plans.  If you wish to review these plans please come into the Hardy County Board of Education Office between 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily.  Please contact Shawn Cullers to obtain copies or review of these plans.  If you should have questions, please contact Sheena Van Meter, Superintendent, Hardy County Schools, at 304-530-2348, ext. 9237.