Williamson County Education Services

Williamson County Education Services (WCES) provides educational and related services to the five school districts of Williamson County.  The services  include Pre-Kindergarten programs for children ages 3-5, special education services and pre-vocational programming for students within Williamson County.    

The Story Behind Williamson County Education Services
The story behind the formation of the Williamson County Education Services began in 1969 with the formation of Williamson Special Education Cooperative.
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PreSchool Education
Early Childhood Education in Williamson County
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Registration Information

All students must follow registration requirements.  Please check with your child's school for information regarding date, time, and required information.  

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Related Service Log/ IEP Draft Information

Public Act 101-515 impacts the delivery of information related to your child’s special education services.  School districts are required to provide all written material that with be considered by the IEP team (other than the components related to the educational and related service minutes proposed for the student and the student’s education placement) to the students’ parents/guardian at least 3 school days prior to the IEP eligibility meeting or IEP meeting.  As before, you will continue to receive all IEP paperwork at the end of each IEP meeting.  We understand that the content of these written materials is confidential.  The draft copies may be provided email, in person for pick up, or regular mail.

Additionally
, school districts must make related service logs that record the type of related services administered under a child’s IEP and the minutes of each type of related service that has been administered to the child. Please note that you have the right to request a copy of your child’s related services logs at any time.  If you would like to request the service logs, you may contact the WCES Central Office, 618-993-2138. 

You also have the right to review and copy your child's school student records prior to any special education eligibility or individualized education program review meeting, subject to the requirements of applicable federal and State law. You may contact WCES to request records: 618-993-2138.

We look forward to working with you to provide an appropriate education for your child.  If you have any questions or concerns regarding the information provided above or any other matter, please do you hesitate to contact the Special Education Coordinator of your child's school. 

  • Student Data Privacy

    Williamson County Education Services takes the privacy of our student's data seriously.

    This page intends to make transparent and is working diligently to be compliant with the Student Online Personal Protection Act (SOPPA) when it goes into effect July 1, 2021.


  • Important Data Privacy Laws

    Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
    Governs information in a student’s education record, restricting access and use of student information.

    Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)
    Restricts the collection of personal information from children under 13 by companies operating websites, games, mobile applications, and digital services that are directed to children or that collect personal information from individuals known to be children.

    Student Online Personal Protection Act (SOPPA)
    Guarantees that student data is protected when collected by educational technology companies, and that data is used for beneficial purposes only.

    Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA)
    Imposes certain requirements on schools that utilize the federal E-Rate program to receive discounts for internet access and other technology services, or that receive federal grants for other technology expenses.

     Annual Notice Regarding SOPPA:   POLICY  


  • What is SOPPA?

    What happens to the student data that we send to a third party vendor? Information like names, birthdates, etc... may be provided by WCES to a third party like Google, Embrace, etc... What protections do those companies have in place to make sure that our student's data is not sold or freely given to others? This is exactly what SOPPA looks to address.

    As part of SOPPA, these companies must enter into Data Privacy Agreements (DPA) with each district they work with. These agreements outline what data is stored, how it is protected, what the company can and cannot do with that data, and what they will do in the event of a data breach.


  • Data Privacy Agreements (DPA)

    WCES utilizes the Student Data Privacy Consortium (SDPC), which is an unique collaborative of schools, districts, regional, territories and state agencies, policy makers, trade organizations and marketplace providers addressing real-world, adaptable, and implementable solutions to growing data privacy concerns. If you would like to read more about the SDPC, click here. Through the SDPC we enter into contracts with 3rd party vendors who handle our student's data. If you would like to view the DPAs that WCES currently holds, please click the following link.  Keep in mind that member districts have many of their own vendor contracts, please see each member district's website for additional vendors. 

  • View WCES Online Resource List