The Exceptional Children's Department is committed to providing services to children with special needs and their families by guaranteeing a free, appropriate public education in a least restrictive environment. It is the goal of the department to build student achievement through addressing the academic, social, and emotional needs of all children through the use of 21st century learning practices.

The Weldon City Schools Exceptional Children Department serves over 129 students with special needs, ages 3- 21. The school system provides a continuum of service to meet individual student needs. 

The Public Schools of North Carolina, Exceptional Children Division provides local units with detailed policies for the delivery of special education services. These rules and regulations are detailed in Policies Governing Services for Children With Disabilities, Amended June 2010  from the Department of Public Instruction. Services are provided under the following categorical designations:
  • Autistic
  • Deaf-Blindness
  • Deafness 
  • Developmentally Delayed  
  • Hearing Impaired
  • Intellectual Disability--Mild
  • Intellectual Disability--Moderate
  • Intellectual Disability--Severe
  • Multiple Disabilities
  • Other Health Impaired
  • Orthopedically Impaired 
  • Speech or Language Impairment
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Visual Impairment