WELCOME TO TAZEWELL COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS SPECIAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT
Melinda K. Smith, Director of Special Services
Carrie H. Pruett, Special Services Bookkeeper
276-988-5511 ext. 2480-2490
Each school year the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is required to report to the U.S. Department of Education the "Percent of parents with
a child receiving special education services who report that schools facilitated parent involvement as a means of improving services a
nd results for children with disabilities." Your school division should have provided you with an opportunity to participate in a short survey,
which VDOE will use to collect the necessary data to report on this requirement. Your participation in this survey will help VDOE collect additional
information to identify training needs related to the special education processes.
The VDOE will use the results of this survey to improve parental involvement in the special education process and improve outcomes for all students within the Commonwealth.
It is important to note that your responses are recorded anonymously and cannot be personally linked to your child.
Parents who have more than one child receiving special education services may submit one survey for each child receiving services.
When completing this survey you will answer questions designed to cause you to reflect upon your experiences during the 2015-2016 school year.
If you have any questions about this survey, please contact Gloria Dalton, VDOE parent ombudsman, via telephone, at (804) 371-7420
or via e-mail, at Gloria.Dalton@doe.virginia.gov.