Department of Exceptional Children

    Mission Statement
    The mission of the Gaston County Schools' Department for Exceptional Children is to ensure that children and youth with disabilities develop educationally, socially, emotionally, and vocationally through the provision of a free, appropriate education and related services in the least restrictive environment.

    Current DEC initiatives include
    • Implementation of a NC State Improvement Project Grant for Reading, Math, and Co-Teaching
    • Assistive Technology Loan Center
    • LEA Strategic Plan
    • Child Find
    • Behavior Support Team
    • Rapid Behavior Team
    • Nonviolent Crisis Intervention-CPI
    • Post Secondary Transition Program - Gaston Links Program

     Click here to visit the N.C. Department of Public Instruction Exceptional Children website.