Opportunity to Utilize Improving Special Education Experiences (ISEE) Demonstration, Site Training, and Technical Assistance

The Improving Special Education Experiences (ISEE) project seeks to improve the special education experiences of students, parents, teachers/direct service providers, and educational administrators. As one activity to achieve this goal, ISEE project funds are available to support up to 80 schools in visiting one of four ISEE Demonstration Sites.

School teams of students, parents, teachers/direct service providers, and educational administrators may visit an ISEE demonstration site to share information regarding the delivery of special education services. The ISEE project areas of demonstration are: effective collaboration and team work, the IEP process, and/or the provision of placement choices and inclusion opportunities. Through ISEE project funds, a stipend of $250 is available to support up to 80 school teams visiting ISEE Demonstration Sites.

ISEE Demonstration Sites were chosen by the ISEE Task Force through a competitive application process. Selection was based on the site's expressed and demonstrated strength and/or interest in improving their special education service delivery in the focus areas for the ISEE project: effective collaboration and team work, the IEP process, and placement choices and inclusion opportunities. These sites, located in different areas of the state, are in various stages of development of special education services. They have expressed willingness to share their experiences, to dialogue with others, and to act as a training and technical assistance resource to school teams seeking to strengthen their special education services.

The ISEE Demonstration Sites are:
York County Public Schools:
  • Dare Elementary School

    300 Dare Road

    Yorktown, VA 23692

Hanover County Public Schools:
  • Rural Point Elementary School

    7161 Studley Road

    Mechanicsville, VA 23111

  • Chickahominy Middle School

    10303 Atlee Station Road

    Mechanicsville, VA 23111

  • Atlee High School

    10301 Atlee Station Road

    Mechanicsville, VA 23111

Arlington County Public Schools:
  • Taylor Elementary School

    2600 North Stuart Street

    Arlington, VA 22207

Wythe County Public Schools:
  • Fort Chiswell High School

    Route 3, Box 225

    Max Meadows, VA, 24360

  • Rural Retreat Elementary School

    P.O. Box 10

    Rural Retreat, VA 24368

To visit one of these sites an ISEE Demonstration Visitation Form must be submitted. Forms are available from T/TAC: Eastern Virginia. Direct this information to the site you wish to visit. Someone from the school will contact you with the dates they have available for demonstration. Visitors will be accepted on a first come basis.

In order to receive the stipend, school teams must complete observer evaluation forms, provided by the site. Following the visit, forms should be returned to the address provided. For additional information, contact Melanie Sterling, ISEE Coordinator, at (804) 828-3876.