• Guilford County Schools employs an EC Parent Liaison to answer questions and help parents navigate the special education process. If you have any questions, please contact Jacqui Hawkins at 336-370-8355 or hawkinj@gcsnc.com

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  • Concerned About Your Child

    If your child is between the ages of 3 and 21, and you suspect delays in the development of speech-language, readiness, motor, social-behavior, academic, and self-help skills...

    • Concerned parents of preschool children can contact Karen Smith at 336-294-7473 
    • Concerned parents of school-age children can contact their child’s home school to learn more about regular education’s Intervention Support Team (IST) process. The mission of the Intervention Support Team of Guilford County Schools is to facilitate student achievement in academic, behavioral, and social competence. 

    There are North Carolina Department of Instruction polices governing programs for services of children with disabilities which must be followed prior to a child’s placement into an Exceptional Children Services program.  To learn more about the NC Policies Governing Services for Children with Disabilities, this information is available on https://ec.ncpublicschools.gov/



    Steps for Addressing Concerns - From time to time, disagreements between families and schools may occur regarding the development and implementation of a student's individualized education program (IEP). It is highly recommended that the following steps be considered in order to resolve differences quickly.

    Step 1: Address at classroom level. Talk with your child's teacher or related service provider about your concerns.

    Step 2: Address at school level. Talk with the school principal about your concerns.

    Step 3: Address at the district level. If you still have IEP related concerns, contact the EC School Support Coordinator of your school. 

    • For school related concerns, please speak with the School Support Officer in your Learning Area.

    If you need assistance determining who to speak with, contact the EC Parent Liaison at 336-370-8355.