The Office of Student Services ensures that all children with disabilities in Saluda County have access to a free appropriate public education (FAPE), protects the rights of these children and their parents, and provides guidance to the District's schools to provide the appropriate special educational services. Students with disabilities are served in the least restrictive environment, based upon individual needs. In an effort to meet the needs of students identified as having disabilities, Saluda County Schools has a full continuum of special education programs. Federal and state guidelines require that each student with disabilities participate with non-disabled students to the maximum extent appropriate to meet the needs of each student. "Continuum of services" refers to a range of placement options.
As defined by Individualized Education plans, students of Saluda School District are afforded the following services: