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Learning is Happening in Carteret County Schools

Remote Learning Contingency Plan Information for Families

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20-21 School Year Information for Families

NC Helpline

NC helpline is available for people who need help coping and maintaining resilience during the pandemic. This free service is now available throughout the entire state. Please call 855-587-3463 to get available mental health help. It is available 24/7 to take your call.


For healthcare professionals, first responders and other health workers who are stressed on the front lines, the North Carolina psychological foundation is providing 24/7 support. Please call 919-226-2002 and a licensed mental health professional will follow up with you.

Mission Statement

To graduate students prepared to be productive citizens.


Our Vision and Commitment to You:  to ensure every student is provided with an individualized set of supports and services to graduate and become successful adults engaged in the community.


Special Education is a service, not a place.

Administration and Office Staff


Kim Sarver, EC Director


Phone:252-728-4583, ext. 160147

Crystal Burke, EC Assistant Director


Phone: 252-728-4583, ext. 160146

 EC Data Manager/Assistive Technology Assistant/Medicaid


Phone: 252-728-4583, ext. 160136

Joanie Brand Hudson, EC Administrative Assistant/Bookkeeper


Phone: 252-728-4583, ext. 160132


The Exceptional Children Department located at the Central Services office is open from 7:30 until 5:00.  

Central services is located at:

107 Safrit Drive, Beaufort, NC 28516

Phone: 252-728-4583, Fax: 252-728-3028

Project Child Find

North Carolina has a continuing Child Find procedure in place to locate all children with mental, physical or emotional disabilities residing in the State, including children with disabilities ...more

Referral, Evaluation, & Placement of Exceptional Children

A student suspected of having an educational disability is referred to the Multi Tier System of Support Team at his/her school. Interventions are identified and put in place to assist the student. F ...more

504 Notice

Notice of Availability of Educational Services to Children With Disabilities

Pursuant to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Carteret County Public School System attempts to locate, ...more

Public Notice of Destruction of Records


Carteret County Public Schools Exceptional Children’s Office is hereby notifying the public of the intent to destroy confidential special education records. The public is duly notified ...more

Annual Notification

21-22 Employees of the Year