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SEAC meeting scheduled for Sept. 27

The Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) parent training and monthly meeting will be held on Sept. 27, at 11:00 a.m.  The meeting will be held at the Ruppert Sargent Building, 1 Franklin Street, and is open to all families of Hampton City School students. 

This month’s topic and parent training is: What’s New, from Pre-K to High School: Meet Your “A” Team (New Special Education Coordinators, Program Advisors, and others).
Below is the SEAC meeting and HCS Special Education Department’s parent training schedule for 2016-2017 school year.

  • Sept 27 -11 a.m. What’s New, from Pre-K to High School: Meet your “A” team
  • Oct 18 -5:30 p.m. DD/ID Waiver Redesign
  • Nov 15 -6:30 p.m. Navigating the Special Education Maze
  • Jan 17 -11 a.m. Support Teams (FAP,BIP, etc.)
  • Feb 9 -11 a.m. Forecasting for the Future (Scheduling, transitions, Diploma options)
  • Mar 21 -5:30 p.m. Literacy (Dyslexia and Caden’s Law)
  • Apr 18 -6:30 p.m. Annual Resource Fair
  • May 15 -11 a.m. Topic to be determined

The Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) advises the Hampton City School Board about special education issues and ways in which they can make special education services as effective as possible.  The committee is a collaborative effort among school division personnel, parents, community representatives and all stakeholders. 

SEAC accomplishes its purpose by:

  • Assisting local school division personnel in developing long range plans for special

    education services

  • Advising school division personnel, the School Board, and the community about issues

    related to special education; and

  • Participating in the development of priorities and strategies to meet identified needs of

    students with disabilities.

Meetings are open to the public, and anyone in the community who has an interest in special education is welcome to attend.  Information is shared during each meeting regarding the current status of special education programs in Hampton City Schools.  In addition, SEAC meetings are a great opportunity to network with other parents, voice concerns and/or celebrations regarding your experiences with the HCS special education programs, and hear educational presentations.

For more information, contact the Special Education Department at 727-2400

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HCS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age or other protected classes in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Robbin G. Ruth, Executive Director, Human Resources, One Franklin Street, Hampton, VA 23669 757-727-2000. 

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Hampton City Schools (HCS) is committed to making its website accessible for all, including individuals with disabilities, and strives to ensure accessibility currently and as new technologies emerge.  The division welcomes questions and feedback on the site’s accessibility at each development phase.  By clicking on “Contact” at the upper right of the main webpage, all users are able to “Help Resolve a Concern,” “Share a Story,” “Provide Feedback,” and “Ask a Question.”  Additionally, the Contact Us page provides direct email access to HCS Webmaster Vickie Carper,


HCS’s computer systems and networks include all of the computer hardware, operating system software, application software, stored text, data files, electronic mail (email), local databases, externally accessed databases, CD-ROM, optical media, clip art, digital images, digitized information, communications technologies, and new available technologies. 


The HCS website is designed and monitored by HCS Webmaster Vickie Carper, who serves as the gatekeeper for website content and accessibility.   The Webmaster is under the direction of the Executive Director of Public Relations and Marketing, supervised by the Director of Graphics.

Web visitors using assistive technology who may have trouble accessing information on the website may contact the HCS Webmaster,, the Executive Director of Public Relations and Marketing,, and/or the Director of Graphics,

When submitting a question or concern via email, “accessibility” should be included in the subject line.  Every reasonable attempt will be made to address the user’s concern within twenty-four hours.  To assist HCS in responding appropriately, all inquiries should include the following information:

·      A description of the accessibility concern or question;

·      The webpage address of the requested material;

·      The format in which the user prefers to receive the material;

·      The user’s contact information, including preferred method of contact.

Some documents on the website are in a portable document format (PDF).  The Adobe website provides a free service to convert Acrobat PDF files to other formats, including text and HTML.  Adobe’s web-based tool will quickly change an Acrobat file into an HTML file or textile.  The online PDF conversion form is available on the online conversion tool for using Adobe Acrobat.  With this tool, users can read PDF files with a screen reader.  Adobe and the Trace Research Center also offer a free Acrobat conversion service that converts PDF files to text or HTML format by sending a user’s request via email.  All individuals with internet service can access the online conversion tool for using Adobe Acrobat PDF website.


HCS monitors all technology resource activity and requires all employees, students and individuals with access to HCS computer systems and networks to annually read and sign an Acceptable Use Policy.  See School Board Policy IIBEA for Students; School Board Policy GBBB for Employees.

Prior to posting new website content, the HCS Webmaster determines if the proposed content meets the criteria of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).  Periodically the HCS Webmaster checks the website with a recognized website checker such as 508 Checker and WAVE.  If the audit identifies issues of concern or content errors that impede accessibility to any user, the concerns/errors are evaluated and remedied within a six-week period.


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