Welcome to Orangeburg Consolidated School District Four's Special Services Department! Our purpose is to make available whatever services our students need to receive a free and appropriate education under IDEA.
Orangeburg Consolidated School District Four, in conjunction with The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, seeks to provide full educational opportunities to all children with disabilities or special needs, ages 3-21, where appropriate.
Students with disabilities are those students who are unable to have their educational needs met in a regular class without special education or related services. Classifications of these students, considered exceptional children, include those who are autistic, deaf or hearing impaired, emotionally disabled, learning disabled, mentally disabled, multi-disabled, other health impaired, orthopedically disabled, preschool with a disability, speech/language impaired, traumatic brain injured, and visually impaired. The Special Services Department provides numerous instructional programs to meet the educational needs of individual students.Orangeburg Consolidated School District Four strives to ensure that students with disabilities develop mentally, physically, and emotionally through the provision of a free and appropriate public education (FAPE) that has been individualized and developed in the least restrictive environment. Service models include inclusion, itinerant, resource, and self-contained. Below are some links to Special Education materials such as our Parent Handbook, Listing of Resources and our Special Education program Brochure. modules/groups/homepagefiles/cms/1582783/File/Parent Handbook Revised June 2010.docmodules/groups/homepagefiles/cms/1582783/File/Listing of Resources(1).docxmodules/groups/homepagefiles/cms/1582783/File/SPED Pamphlet.docmodules/groups/homepagefiles/cms/1582783/File/Destruction and Storage of Inactive Records.docxmodules/groups/homepagefiles/cms/1582783/File/CONFIDENTIALITY.docxmodules/groups/homepagefiles/cms/1582783/File/FEDERAL AND STATE REQUIREMENTS.docxmodules/groups/homepagefiles/cms/1582783/File/RECORDS MAINTAINED BY THE DISTRICT.docx
Some Tips for a Good Education
- Encourage your child to read by reading with him or her. Reading can be a fun activity for the whole family! Visiting your local library is also a great way for you and your child to spend time together.
- Let your child get comfortable while doing his or her homework. They will be less likely to stress over it this way!
We are here to work for You!" If you have a question and we don't have the answer, we will do our best to find it for you. Our office is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. during the school year. Our summer hours are 7:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m., Monday - Thursday. We are closed on Fridays. Our Students - Our Future !!