New to WCPS

If you are new to Wayne County Public Schools and have questions about special education, please visit our parent resources page or contact Sonja Emerson, EC Executive Director via email at [email protected] or phone at 919-705-2713.

In order to make your child's  transition into Wayne County Public Schools go smoothly, it is very important to provide your student’s new school with copies of the following information during registration:

• Most recent psychoeducational report, eligibility, evaluation and/or reevaluation report;
• Current individualized education program (IEP); and
• Contact information for your student’s previous school and school district.

These items will support a successful transition between your student’s old and new school and will ensure that appropriate services and supports are made available.

What to Expect:

For out of state students:
Once you have shared your student’s special education records, school staff will invite you to a meeting to discuss comparable services, or services similar to or the same as, provided on your student’s most recent IEP. During the meeting, school staff will also describe the initial eligibility process that occurs when students move from out of state and the timeline in which an initial North Carolina (NC) IEP will be developed.

For in state students but new to Wayne County Public Schools:
School staff will begin implementing your student’s current NC on their first day of school. An invitation to review and revise your student’s IEP may be scheduled. The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss your student’s transition to a new school and to determine if any adjustments to the services and supports currently being provided are needed.
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