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
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 6, 2017 – May 5, 2017. Comments will be accepted March 20, 2017– April 19, 2017. A copy of the State Application will be available on the NCDPI website at http://www.ncpublicschools.org/publicnotices/notices/ , or http://ec.ncpublicschools.gov. 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 IDEAGrant@dpi.nc.gov or mail to: NCDPI, Exceptional Children Division, ATTN: Tracy Riddle/Carol Ann Hudgens, 6356 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-6356. Click here for a PDF of the State Application.