FOR OUR EXCEPTIONAL PARENTS
School Zone Locator
Locate your student’s zoned school by inputting your home address. Please note that your student may be transferred to another school due to availability of services and at the discretion of ESE staff and approval of ESE director.
Enrolling a Special Education Student
All students in Rock Hill Schools go through the same process for enrollment as detailed on our district website. https://www.rock-hill.k12.sc.us//site/Default.aspx?PageID=1846 If you have your student's current IEP, please bring a copy with you at enrollment. We will be requesting records from your previous school, but a current IEP will help your student to be placed correctly and faster in the services that they require.
Understanding the Special Education Process
Parents of a student or an adult student with a disability have protection under the procedural safeguards of IDEA. A description of the procedural safeguards is provided upon initial referral and annually thereafter, and in special circumstances as described in the regulations.
Sources (outside agencies or organizations) that parents may contact to obtain assistance in understanding the provisions of the IDEA or special education process:
Family Connection of South Carolina - 410 East Black Street, P.O. Box 12115, Rock Hill SC 29730 Phone: 1-800-578-8750. Rock Hill Office serves: Chester, Chesterfield, Kershaw, Lancaster, Marlboro and York Counties.
Federation of Families of SC - 810 Dutch Square Boulevard, Suite 205 Columbia SC 29210 Phone: 803-772-5210 Toll Free: 1-866-779-0402 Fax: 803-772-5212
Pro-Parents - 652 Bush River Road, Suite 203, Columbia SC 29210 Phone:803-772-5688 Toll Free: 1-800-759-4776 Fax: 803-772-5341
Protection and Advocacy for People with Disabilities, Inc. - Central Office 3710 Landmark Drive, Suite 208, Columbia, SC 29204 Phone: 803-782-0639 Toll Free: 1-866-275-7273 TTY: 1-866-232-4525
South Carolina Department of Education - Office of Special Education Services Assistance Line Toll Free: 1-866-628-0910
South Carolina Legal Services - 214 Johnston Street, Rock Hill, SC 29730 Phone: 803-327-9001 Toll Free: 1-800-922-3853 Fax: 803-327-7105 Rock Hill Office serves: Chester, Fairfield, Lancaster and York Counties.
York County Guide to Community Services
A compilation of contact information for various welfare, social, medical and economic programs throughout York County.
Your rights as parents regarding Special Education Service for students with disabilities. Updated July 2021.
Parent Handbook (SpanishTranslation)
Sus derechos como padres acerca de los servicios de educación especial para estudiantes con discapacidades. Updated July 2021.
504 Parent Rights
Information Regarding Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 & Notice of Parent and Student Rights Under Section 504.
Rock Hill Schools Transportation Department 803/980-2022 Please note that per Federal Law IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act), only students with disabilities who have special transportation stated on their IEP's may ride Special Transportation. Siblings, of the above designated students, will not be allowed to ride on a special transportation bus.
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