Special Education


Portsmouth parents of students with disabilities are encouraged to complete the Virginia Department of Education Survey.

Please click on this link: 

2018-2019 Parent Involvement Survey

Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC)

is seeking interested community members, parents, and students.

For more info email: Susan Bechtol
Coordinator of Special Education

with SEAC as the subject.

Your Family's Special Education Rights
Los derechos de la familia con respecto aeducación especial.

Parent's Guide to Special Education 
Guía de Educación Especial para Padres 

Mission of the Office of Special Education:

The PPS Special Education Department in conjunction with the school staff, parents, and community members, supports, mentors, monitors, and motivates for the most inclusive specialized education of all students with disabilities while focusing on excellence for all students. 

The values of the SPED office include:
 integrity, loyalty, teamwork, and professionalism.

We support this mission
through collaboration with teachers, students, parents, and support staff
by providing rigor and relevance in the classroom,
building resilience and capacity in our students and staff,
and developing life-long relationships
that support positive student outcomes.


Office of Special Education & Related Services

2801 Turnpike Road
Portsmouth VA 23707

(757) 393-8792
(757) 393-5289 (fax)

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