Exceptional Children's Services
Exceptional Children's Services is dedicated to providing a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) that will meet the diverse needs of our students' with disabilities. We strive to ensure that all students are provided a quality education through specially designed instruction that will allow them to meet their unique needs and prepare them for further education, employment, and independent living. Moore County School's Exceptional Children's Department provides a full range of support and services to students with a broad spectrum of abilities and disabilities. Our staff is diligent in ensuring that students are served in the appropriate least restrictive environment (LRE) to promote their cognitive, physical, social/emotional, and vocational development.
Rebecca Benton, Director for Exceptional Children's Service
Rebecca Benton has served as the director of Moore County Schools’ Exceptional Children’s (EC) Services since 2012. In that capacity, she works with administrators, EC teachers and families to provide services to students with disabilities in Moore County. She also oversees the district’s initiative for North Carolina State Improvement Project grants to provide professional development for teachers in the areas of math and reading foundations for struggling learners.
Prior to her current role, Benton was the EC program specialist for MCS for four years and provided support to teachers and families of students with disabilities, coached teachers in direct instruction programs, and provided training in curriculum and federal and state guidelines for students with disabilities.
From 1995 to 2008, Benton worked as a teacher at Southern Pines Elementary, and for Johnston and Onslow County Schools. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Special Education from UNC-Wilmington a Master of Arts in Education (Special Education) from East Carolina University.
IDEA Grant Notice
PUBLIC NOTICE FOR PARTICIPATION AND COMMENTS ON THE NORTH CAROLINA APPLICATION FOR GRANT AWARD UNDER PART B OF THE INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES EDUCATION ACT AS AMENDED IN 2004 FOR FEDERAL FISCAL YEAR 2018 The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) is making available its annual State Application for receiving grant award under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) as amended in 2004. The proposed application will be available for public review March 15, 2018 – May 14, 2018. Comments will be accepted March 19, 2018– April 20, 2018. A copy of the State Application will be available on the NCDPI website at http://www.ncpublicschools.org/publicnotices, or http://ec.ncpublicschools.gov under Hot Topics. Also, each Local Education Agency will receive a copy of the State Application for public review. Interested citizens may submit comments via e-mail to IDEAGrant2018@dpi.nc.gov or mail to: NCDPI, Exceptional Children Division, ATTN: Sherry Thomas/ 6356 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-6356.
Moore County Schools Exceptional Children’s Department
160 Pinckney Road Carthage, NC 28327
Telephone: (910) 947-2342 Fax: (910) 947-5489
In November 2018, the Moore County Schools (MCSJ) will be purging special education and psychological records of students with a birth year of 1991. Any person(s) interested in obtaining copies of such records before they are destroyed must contact Michele Denny in the Exceptional Children’s Department at (910) 947-2342 by October 19, 2018 to set-up an appointment to pick-up their file. Please note that the record to be destroyed may be needed for social security benefits, legal defense or other purposes.
Moore County Schools Departamento de Niños Excepcionales
160 Pinckney Road Carthage, NC 28327
Telefono: (910) 947-2342 Fax: (910) 947-5489
En noviembre de 2018, las Escuelas del Condado de Moore (MCS) purgarán los registros de educación especial y psicológicos de los estudiantes nacidos en 1991. Cualquier persona interesada en obtener copias de dichos registros antes de su destrucción debe comunicarse con Michele Denny en el Departamento de Niños Excepcionales al (910) 947-2342 antes del 19 de octubre de 2018 para programar una cita para recoger su archivo. Tenga en cuenta que el registro que se destruirá puede ser necesario para los beneficios de seguridad social, defensa legal u otros fines.