Helpful Links 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 Excecutive Exceptional Education 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. 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 students to be placed correctly and faster in the services that they require.

    Link for the Rock Hill School website:

    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

    Parent Handbook

    Your rights as parents regarding Special Education Service for students with disabilities.Updated July 2021.

    Parent Procedural Safeguards Handbook

    Parent Handbook (Spanish Translation)

    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 803/980-2227.  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.

    York County Guide to Community Services and Resources

    A compilation of contact information for various welfare, social, medical and economic programs throughout York County.

    Community Guide: