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Gifted Parent Meeting November 1, 2016 6:30pm at CAMS

posted Oct 25, 2016, 1:20 PM by bcps web   [ updated Oct 25, 2016, 1:21 PM ]

We will meet on Tuesday, November 1st at 6:30p.m. at Central Academy Middle School. The topic of our fall meeting will be Preparing for Middle and High School Advanced Learning Opportunities. All interested parents of gifted students are welcome and encouraged to attend. Our spring meeting will address elementary gifted opportunities.

Dyslexia Parent & Teacher Information Sessions

posted Oct 17, 2016, 6:12 AM by bcps web

The Botetourt County Public Schools Special Education Advisory Committee presents two parent & teacher information sessions on topics related to Dyslexia.  Please see the attached flyer for more information.  


November 1, 2016:  Part I Dyslexia: An Overview for Parents and Teachers; 7pm in the Lord Botetourt High School Library  

December 1, 2016:  Part II Dyslexia:  Strategies and Resources for Parents and Students; 7 pm in the Lord Botetourt High School Library  

If you would like more information regarding your local SEAC, you may contact Julie A. Baker, Supervisor of Special Education, at 473-8263.

Virginia Dept. of Education Roundtable Discussions

posted Oct 3, 2016, 5:37 AM by bcps web

VDOE to conduct stakeholder roundtable sessions on proposed regulations for the use of restraint and seclusion in Virginia public schools (see attached ) during October 2016

VDOE roundtable sessions will include invited stakeholders representing various constituencies, including parents, educators, and special interest groups.  Mr. John Eisenberg, VDOE Assistant Superintendent, will moderate each session. An opportunity for public input following the stakeholder roundtable discussion will be provided.  Those wishing to provide public input should contact the Department of Education at 804-225-2013 (see attached VDOE notice for public input procedures).      

Roundtable sessions are scheduled from 5-8pm at the following locations:  
October 4th - Brooke Point High School, Stafford, VA
October 5th - Lord Botetourt High School, Daleville, VA 
October 11th  - Hampton City School Board Office, Hampton, VA 

The draft regulations are available on the Virginia Board of Education Web site at  

Resources for Parents of Students Who are Hearing Impaired or Visually Impaired

posted Sep 14, 2016, 11:44 AM by bcps web

The Code of Virginia (§22.1-217.01) requires local school divisions to annually post information for parents of those students who are identified as hearing impaired or visually impaired.  Please see the attachments for information.  

Note:  If you would like more information, please contact your child’s case manger or the Botetourt County Public Schools Special Education Department at 540-473-8263.  Print versions of the Guidelines provided by VDOE are available upon request.

School Board Meeting

posted Jul 20, 2016, 6:57 AM by Beth Allen   [ updated Aug 18, 2016, 6:41 AM by bcps web ]

September 8, 2016 

Location: School Board Office, 143 Poor Farm Road Fincastle, VA  

Time: 6:30-Agenda will be available in BoardDocs  

Comprehensive Plan 2016 -2022

posted Jul 18, 2016, 6:13 AM by bcps web   [ updated Jul 18, 2016, 6:17 AM ]

Please see the Comprehensive Plan 2016 -2022 

Any comments or questions should be directed to Dr. Janet Womack.
phone- (540) 473-8363

Budget Meeting (cancelled)

posted May 23, 2016, 9:24 AM by bcps web   [ updated Jun 20, 2016, 7:50 AM ]

The Botetourt County School Board has cancelled a School Board Work Session originally scheduled for Thursday, June 23, 2016, 8:00 a.m., at the Central Administration Office located at 143 Poor Farm Road, Fincastle, VA.

School Board Work Session

posted Apr 22, 2016, 9:42 AM by bcps web   [ updated Apr 22, 2016, 9:42 AM ]

The Botetourt County School Board has cancelled the work session originally scheduled for Thursday, April 28, 2016, 8:00 a.m.
The next regularly scheduled meeting will be held Thursday, May 12, 2016, 6:30 p.m., at the Central Administration Office, 143 Poor Farm Rd, Fincastle, VA.

School Board Meeting

posted Apr 21, 2016, 9:26 AM by bcps web   [ updated Jun 20, 2016, 7:51 AM ]

July 14, 2016  

Location: School Board Office, 143 Poor Farm Road Fincastle, VA  

Time: 6:30-Agenda will be available in BoardDocs  

Special Education Advisory Committee Meeting

posted Apr 13, 2016, 7:01 AM by bcps web   [ updated Apr 13, 2016, 7:01 AM ]

Special Education Advisory Committee Presents -  “Dyslexia: An Overview for Parents” 

The Botetourt County Public Schools Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) will be meeting on Tuesday, April 19th at 7pm in the library of Read Mountain Middle School.  A special presentation will be given by Amy Kelly, School Psychologist, and Karen Turner, Special Education Coordinator, on “Dyslexia: An Overview for Parents”.

The regular business meeting will take place prior to the presentation at which time the Annual Plan and the new VDOE Parent Input Survey will be discussed.

The Botetourt County Special Education Advisory Committee functions to advise the school division of needs in the education of children with disabilities. In addition, the SEAC assists in the development of long-range plans, priorities and strategies for meeting the identified needs of children with disabilities.  The SEAC is comprised of parents of students with disabilities, representatives of local agencies, community members and school representatives.

Special Education Advisory Committee meetings are open for public access.  If you would like more information regarding your local SEAC, you may contact Julie A. Baker, Supervisor of Special Education, at 473-8263. 

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