Exceptional Children

Mission Statement

To graduate students prepared to be productive citizens.

Our Vision and Commitment to You: to ensure every student is provided with an individualized set of supports and services to graduate and become successful adults engaged in the community.

Special Education is a service, not a place.


Policies Governing Services for Children with Disabilities


This handbook is designed to support families with the understanding of the rights and responsibilities specific to the special education process.  Acronyms and terms often used in special education and resources can be found in the appendices.

If at anytime, you suspect your student may have a disability and is in need of special education and/or related services, you may request an evaluation, in writing, to your student's school  principal, teacher or the Director of Exceptional Children and Related Services.

EC Parent Handbook
EC Parent Spanish Handbook

Parent Rights & Responsibilities in Special Education: NC Notice of Procedural Safeguards


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Exceptional Children

NC Department of Public Instruction Exceptional Children Division

The mission of the Exceptional Children Division is to ensure that students with disabilities develop intellectually, physically, emotionally, and vocationally through the provision of an appropriate individualized program in the least restrictive environment.


Annual Notification

Annual Notification



Administration and Office Staff


Dr. Anita Boyd, Director of EC and Related Services

[email protected]

Phone:252-728-4583, ext. 160147


Crystal Burke, EC Assistant Director

& Section 504 Coordinator

[email protected]

Phone: 252-728-4583, ext. 160146


Mikayla Goss, EC Data Manager/Assistive Technology Assistant/Medicaid

[email protected]

Phone: 252-728-4583, ext. 160136


Joanie Brand Hudson, EC Administrative Assistant/Bookkeeper

[email protected]

Phone: 252-728-4583, ext. 160132


The Exceptional Children Department is located at the Central Services office and is open from 7:30 until 5:00.