Welcome to Lincoln County Schools EC Department

  • If you are new to Lincoln County Schools and have questions about special education, please contact your child's school or Chief of Exceptional Children's Services, Kimberly Davis @ 704-736-1017 EXT 30134.

     

    In order to make your student's transition into Lincoln County Schools go smoothly, it is very important to notify school staff that your child received EC services in their previous school and that you sign a Consent for Release of Records. This consent can help in securing information in a timely manner from your previous district. Also, please provide your student's new school copies of the following information during registration:

    • Most recent psychoeducational report, eligibility, evaluation and/or reevaluation report;
    • Current individualized education program (IEP); and
    • Contact information for your student's previous school and school district.

    These items will support a successful transition between your student's old and new school and will ensure that appropriate services and supports are made available.

    What to Expect

    For out-of-state students:

    Once you have shared your student's special education records, school staff will invite you to a meeting to discuss comparable services, or services similar to or the same as, provided on your student's most recent IEP. During the meeting, school staff will also describe the initial eligibility process that occurs when students move from out of state and the timeline in which initial North Carolina (NC) eligibility will be determined. If the student is found eligible according to North Carolina guidelines at that meeting, an IEP will be developed.

    For in-state students but new to Lincoln County Schools:

    School staff will begin implementing your student's current NC IEP on their first day of school.  An invitation to review and revise your student's IEP may be scheduled. The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss your student's transition to a new school and to determine if any adjustments to the services and supports currently being provided are needed. In some cases, the IEP Team may determine a reevaluation is necessary to collect additional data.