Staff Members
Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC)

The West Point Public Schools Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) meets on the following dates:

October 10, 2023

December 12, 2023

February 13, 2024

March 12, 2024

At 4:00 PM in the West Point Elementary School Library

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 collaborates between parents, administrators, teachers, and the School Board.

Special Education

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
Child Find

West Point Public Schools maintains an active and continuing Child Find Program designed to identify, locate and evaluate children ages 2-21, inclusive, who are in need of special education and related services. If you suspect your child may be in need of special education services, please contact Ms. Lynette Waddey at 1-804-843-2030 (Grades Pk-5) or Ms. Britney Ball at 1-804-843-3630 (Grades 6-12)
For more specific information related to your region or division, contact the Special Education Parent Ombudsman, Peter Grabowski, at Peter.Grabowski@doe.​ or by phone at (804) 371-7420

Division Special Education Department Leads and Coordinator

West Point Middle/High School - Ms. Britney Ball, Assistant Principal and Special Education Building Administrator

West Point Elementary School - Ms. Lynette Waddey, Assistant Principal and Special Education Building Administrator

West Point Public School Division 504 Coordinator - Dr. Tamara Freeman- Nichols

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 Principal and Building Level Special Education Administrator, at 843-2030 x303