The EC department believes that every child deserves to receive personalized, engaging, and individualized education designed to maximize educational and functional outcomes. We are dedicated to providing quality specialized instruction to all students with disabilities while maintaining the overall mission of Extraordinary Education Every Day. We accomplish this by collaborating, supporting, and providing resources to teachers and students for the provision of a free appropriate education in the least restrictive environment. Moreover, by communicating and collaborating with all stakeholders to include those within the district as well as the community - both families and agencies - we strengthen the likelihood of our students' success.
North Rowan Elementary
China Grove Elementary
Granite Quarry Elementary
China Grove Middle
East Rowan High
Rowan Early College
South Rowan High
West Rowan Middle
West Rowan High
Hanford Dole Elementary
Mt. Ulla Elementary
North Rowan High
North Rowan Middle
The EC Behavior Support Team is funded through the State’s PRC-29 Grant which is a yearly renewed grant to provide add-on behavioral services for students identified eligible for EC services. Our services are designed to be an additional service beyond what is already provided at the school level.
The team provides a variety of direct student services such as social skills instruction, anger management and strategies to be successful in school. The team also provides assistance for classroom teachers such as data collection assistance, classroom management ideas, assistance with Functional Behavior Assessments, Behavior Intervention Plans, and social skills lesson plans. The team also provides school wide assistance with trainings on setting limits, de-escalation strategies and how to respond to crisis.
First and foremost the Behavior Team is funded as an add-on service utilized after building level interventions have been tried and have not been successful.
Once the school based team has used up all their resources complete the Request for Assistance Form and email it to Alan.
The Behavior Team meets on Mondays and we review the forms submitted the previous week. We then contact the school personnel to schedule observations.
After making observations and meeting with the school-based staff the team makes recommendations. These could include classroom-based strategies, schedule adjustments, IEP service time recommendations, contacting outside agencies etc.
Each student we receive a Request For Assistance From we score the student on a DPI rubric which determines out level of involvement.
Students that have multiple academic stressors such as being retained, multiple suspensions, multiple acts of violence, placed on probation, in a group home, receiving mental health services, high levels etc may end up on our caseload. Being on our caseload requires our twice monthly direct instruction of social skills and intensive classroom involvement.
Students who don’t meet this intensive need may have us as consultants who help with data collection and IEP goals but do not work directly with the student.
The Rowan-Salisbury School System’s Preschool Evaluation Team locates, evaluates, and identifies children aged 3-5 with delays in their development. Our team offers a variety of screenings and evaluations at no cost to families who reside in our school district to determine if a child needs special education services. If a need for special education is determined, an individualized education program (IEP) will be created with the family outlining services for preschoolers to be successful within their educational environment. Specialized instruction is offered on a continuum based on the individual needs of each child and includes itinerant services, blended classrooms, and school-based programs.
If you know of a child who resides in Rowan County and may benefit from our services, please notify our office by downloading and filling out this form:
Once complete, the form can be electronically completed and e-mailed to any of our staff members. The notification form can also be completed and faxed to our department at 704-279-0809. Once the notification is received, a team member will notify the family as soon as possible.
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