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Special Education

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Special Education

All assurances are implemented to meet the needs of special children. These assurances include Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) and Least Restrictive Environment (LRE). We locate, evaluate, and place students with disabilities.Identification methods, class size, and delivery of services are governed by the Virginia Department of Education program standards. The local school board reviews and approves a plan annually. In turn, documentation of services is submitted to the state.The percentage of students with disabilities in West Point is similar to both state and national percentages of categorical identification. Specific learning disability is the highest percentage. Related services such as speech/language therapy, occupational therapy, and physical therapy are provided as required to assist a child with a disability to benefit from special education and as outlined in the Individual Education Plan (IEP). A child may be eligible for special education and related services when evaluated, in accordance with state and federal regulations, and identified as having:

  • Autism
  • Deaf-blindness
  • Developmental Delay
  • Hearing Impairment
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Multiple Disabilities
  • Orthopedic Impairment
  • Other Health Impairment
  • Emotional Disability
  • Specific Learning Disability
  • Speech and/or Language Impairment
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Visual Impairment 

Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC)
The West Point Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) addresses issues important to special education services in the community, is appointed by the School Board, and is a collaboration between parents, administrators, teachers and the School Board.

Teacher Representatives:
• Tracy Crowder, WPES
• Suzy Aunspach, Administrator WPHS
• Cary Tomlinson, WPMS
• Lynette Waddey, Administrator WPES
• Julie Zwerner, WPHS
• Nathan Leach, Principal WPMS

Parent Representatives:
• Jennifer Haynes, WPMS
• Linda Melton, WPMS & WPHS
• Laquanda Burnett, WPMS
• Tanya Adams, WPMS & WPHS
• Leah Tysall, WPES
Division Special Education Coordinators
West Point High School - Ms. Suzy Aunspach

West Point Middle School - Ms. Kristy Britt

West Point Elementary School - Ms. Lynette Waddey
Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) Meeting Dates
The West Point Public Schools Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) meets on the following dates:

October 19, 2017
January 25, 2018
March 15, 2018
April 12, 2018
Early Childhood Education
West Point Public School division provides school-based preschool services for children from two through five years of age who are children at risk and children with identified disabilities or delays. This intensive early intervention effort focuses on parent involvement and a comprehensive approach to serving young children and their families.
For more information, please contact Ms. Lynette Waddey, Assistant Administrator, Special Education Building Level Coordinator at 843-2030 x303