Student and teacher at field day

Martinsville City Public Schools locates, identifies, and evaluates children with disabilities.  This includes students who are enrolled by their parents in private (including religious) elementary and secondary schools with Martinsville City and students who are home-schooled or home-tutored.  We ensure equitable participation of these students in consultation with representatives of those settings, and maintain an accurate count of these children.

Special Education services are provided to students ages 2-21, found eligible in the following categories: intellectual disability, hearing impairment, speech or language impairment, visual impairment, emotional disability, orthopedic impairment, autism, traumatic brain injury, other health impairment, specific learning disability, deaf-blindness, multiple disabilities, or developmental delay.

If you believe your child may have a disability and would like to find out more about the referral and eligibility process, please speak with your child’s principal or contact Dr. Cynthia Tarpley, Executive Director of Special Education and Student Services at 276-403-5856.  Posted July 2023.

Section 504

Pursuant to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, Martinsville City Public Schools has a duty to identify, refer, evaluate and if found qualified, provide a free and appropriate public education to students with disabilities.  If you are aware of a child who may be eligible for services and is not receiving these services, contact the principal of your school or the Special Education Office, Central Office, 746 Indian Trail, P.O. Box 5548, Martinsville, Virginia 24115. Telephone: 276-403-5820.

A printable version of this notice is available here.