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Supporting Students with Special Needs

Special Education Parent Involvement Survey

The GaDOE is conducting a parent survey to measure parent/family perceptions of the success of parent engagement between home and local schools for families of students who are receiving special education services. 

Who: Families of students who are receiving special education services   

What: Each state is required to conduct a parent survey to measure parent/family perceptions of the success of parent engagement between home and local schools. 

When: Available January 18, 2022 – May 31, 2022 

Where: Parents can complete the survey via the survey link below. 

Please use the following link to access the survey:  https://survey.gadoe.org/SPEDParentSurvey 


Georgia Special Needs Scholarship (SB10 and SB47)

Parents of students who receive special education services may request to transfer their child to another public or private school in Georgia provided that their child has an IEP and has been enrolled for a full academic year in a Georgia public school. Please click for more information.

What: Under state laws passed by the Georgia State Legislature, parents of students who receive special education services or accommodations under a Section 504 Individual Accommodation Plan may request to transfer their child to another public or private school in Georgia. 

Who: Any student who currently receives special education services, grades PK-11th and any returning 12th grader, as well as students who are eligible for a Section 504 Plan and are in grades Kindergarten-11th.  

When: By April 29, 2022, share information regarding the Georgia Special Needs Scholarships. This information, forms, as well as parent letters are accessible on the GCPS website.