The Division for Special Education Services for Sumter School District includes programs and services that support schools in their efforts to provide exceptional education and related services to students with disabilities. These services focus on enhancing student achievement and post-secondary outcomes through the implementation of targeted activities for students, families, educators, administrators, and other stakeholders.

All exceptional education programs and services in Sumter School District ensure compliance with federal and state regulations. Targeted areas for services and supports include, but are not limited to, professional development and implementation of accessible instructional materials, assistive technology, curriculum access and alignment, dropout prevention, family engagement, least restrictive environment, positive behavior supports, and transition.

Systemic practices include collecting and analyzing data on educational services and outcomes, providing guidance and oversight of the budgets for state and federal special education funds, and promoting advocacy for students as well as public education to ensure students with disabilities in Sumter School District are receiving a free and appropriate public education.