Office of Special Education

Special Education


In collaboration with the schools, parents and community, the Office of Special Education & Related Services strives to create equitable environments that maximize independence, achievement and inclusivity for students with disabilities.  

All Portsmouth parents of students with disabilities are encouraged to complete the 2019-2020 Virginia Department of Education Survey.  Click on the link below to complete the survey:
2019-2020 Parent Survey, English
2019-2020 Parent Survey, Spanish


The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) has also developed a survey to obtain information from parents of students with disabilities served in private schools for students with disabilities, as well as a survey to obtain information from the students’ perspective.  If your child has a disability and is attending a private school setting, please complete this survey by October 30, 2020: 

The online surveys are currently opened and will be available for completion at the following links until October 30, 2020:

Parent Survey ----- Private School Survey for Parent

Student Survey ---- Private School Perspective Survey for Student




Parent's Guide to Special Education (English)

Guía de Educación Especial para Padres (Spanish)

Office of Special Education & Related Services

Mrs. Pamela Battle-Hardy, Coordinator of Special Education
2801 Turnpike Road
Portsmouth, VA 23707
(757) 393-8792
(757) 393-5289 (fax)
pamela.hardy@portsk12.com


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