Mazaliyah Morris, Director of Exceptional Children
Autumn Best, EC Teacher
Bradford Frost, EC Teacher
For further information regarding Child Find or if you suspect your student may have a disability and need special education and/or related services, please contact:
Dr. Mazaliyah Morris, EC Director
Phone: (919) 896-8164 ext. 1001
Fax: (919) 800-3944
Parent Rights & Responsibilities in Special Education: NC Notice of Procedural Safeguards
This handbook is designed to support families with the understanding of the rights and responsibilities specific to the special education process. Acronyms and terms often used in special education and resources can be found in the appendices. If, at any time, you suspect your student may have a disability and is in need of special education and/or related services, you may request an evaluation, in writing, to your student’s school principal, teacher, or [local EC Department].
EC Division Website
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction Exceptional Children Division link
The mission of the Exceptional Children Division is to ensure that students with disabilities develop intellectually, physically, emotionally, and vocationally through the provision of an appropriate individualized program in the least restrictive environment.
Multi-Tiered System of Support for Families
Occupational Course of Study
Longleaf does offer Occupational Course of Study. Please be aware that all Occupational Course of Study classes are provided through North Carolina Virtual Public High School. Parents will be required to sign a statement of understanding for their student to be placed in Occupational Course of Study.
The Section 504 part of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits discrimination against persons with a disability in any program receiving federal funding. A person with a disability is defined as anyone who:
Has a mental or physical impairment(s) which substantially limits one or more major life activities (major life activities include: caring for one’s self, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning and working)
Has a record of such impairment; or
Is regarded as having such impairment.
Parents or guardians who believe their child qualifies for a 504 plan should contact the Director of Exceptional Children.