Parent Resources

Parent Resources




In an effort to help parents, students, and teachers, Williamsburg County Schools in conjucntion with the Office of Family Literacy and Parenting offers Parent Resource Centers in each school. Staffed by parent liaisons, parent volunteers, and support staff, the services provided include:

  • Parent Resource Rooms at each school site
  • Links to school and district personnel, community services, and other parents;
  • Parent-to-Parent support for IEP meeting preparation;
  • Calendar of Events for meetings, support groups, and training (Coming Soon!);
  • Parent University (Coming Soon!)

Parental Rights/Procedural Safeguards:

Prior to July 1, 2005, state and federal regulations implementing the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) required school districts to provide the parent with a copy of procedureal safeguards upon each notification of an Individualized Education Program (IEP) meeting. Since July 1, 2005, IDEA and state regulations implementing IDEA, only requires the provision of procedural safeguards satement to be given to the parent one time per school year. In addition to the once a year requirement, they must be given to a parent:

  • Upon initial referral for evaluation;
  • On the date the decision is made to make a removal that constitutes a disciplinary change of placement;
  • Upon parental request for an additional copy;
  • And, upon the first occurrence of the filing of a due process hearing request or child complaint, at which the Department of Education - Office of Exceptional Children provides the procedural safeguard statement.

Dispute Resolution/Due Process:

For forms, please visit the State Department of Education's webpage at: http://ed/sc/gov/agencyStandards-and-Learning/Exceptional-Children/DisputeResolution.html

Five Critical Questions:

Parents and Office of Special Services Staff collaborated to determine the most important things that families should know to help their child's educational needs. The results are the following five, critical questions. Please feel free to print these, take them to your next IEP team meeting, and these most important answers.

1. What does my child need to be successful in the general education curriculum?

2. How will special education services help with his or her educational success?

3. When, where, how frequently, and by whom will these services be provided?

4. How will the school assess my child's progress, and how often will I receive notice of my child's progress?

5. What can I do to assist with my child's progress?