Exceptional Children

Exceptional Children's Department Staff

Jessi Wood

Director of Exceptional Children

(252) 519-7131

Kim White

Exceptional Children's Program Data Manager

(252) 519-7103

Child Find Obligations

Transfer Student Procedures

See the document below to learn more about the Child Find process in RRGSD.

Is your child transferring to RRGSD from another district with an IEP? The document below provides information for what will take place to ensure the IEP is implemented within our school district.

Child Find
Transfer Student Procedures

Non Public Schools

The Roanoke Rapids Graded School District is responsible for locating, identifying and evaluating students with disabilities who are enrolled by their parents in private schools and home schools who reside in the school district boundaries. When a child from a Non Public School is referred for EC services, the parent needs to contact the EC Director to begin the process.

Concerned parents of school-aged students enrolled in a parentally-placed private/home school should contact the EC Director. The Individualized Education Program (IEP) Team will meet with the parents and/or student to discuss concerns and potential next steps. If the team determines an evaluation is needed, written permission for testing is obtained. The team pulls together any already completed test reports and conducts a comprehensive assessment that follows federal and state guidelines. The IEP team schedules a final conference with the parents and/or student to discuss the evaluation results and decides whether or not the student meets eligibility and requires specially designed instruction. The IEP team develops a proposed IEP, if applicable, so the parent can make an informed decision about services that would be provided if the student enrolls in RRGSD.

Teacher Resources


Notice is hereby given that the Exceptional Children's Department of the Roanoke Rapids Graded School District intends to destroy selected inactive Exceptional Children records which are presently on file. Materials to be destroyed include psychological reports and special education records of individuals who have been exited from the program for 5 consecutive years. These records will be destroyed during or after summer 2019. Call (252) 519-7103 for additional information or to request copies of materials prior to their destruction.