Supporting Students with Disabilities

Beaufort County School District is committed to building capacity in our district to increase students’ participation in educational programs where they will leave school prepared for life, post-secondary education and careers. In support of building this capacity, BCSD is committed to ensuring that all children, including children with disabilities, have available to them a free appropriate public education (FAPE).

If a student with an Individual Education Plan (IEP) or 504 Plan is enrolled in Beaufort County School District Virtual Franchise (BCSD-V Franchise), it is the responsibility of the local schools to ensure that all requirements of Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Section 504 are met. Parents/guardians are responsible for providing the BCSD-V Franchise a copy of the student’s most current IEP or 504 Plan. The BCSD-V Franchise will follow all modifications and accommodations documented on the IEP or 504 Plan as appropriate. 

Prior to enrollment of a student with a disability into one or more virtual courses, the student’s IEP team must consider whether or not an online instructional delivery method is appropriate for the student to receive a FAPE. The student’s IEP team should also determine whether or not the student’s accommodations can be provided through virtual learning. For example: preferential seating close to the instructor is not applicable to online learning. There are some instances in which accommodations listed in the IEP or 504 Plan are not conducive to the online environment and may not be provided. In this case, the local school will be responsible for providing such accommodations in order to help the student to be successful in the online course.

*If you have any questions regarding Special Education and/or 504 services, please contact the Director of Special Education for Beaufort County School District.