Student Support Services
Special Education

Brenda Looney
Special Education Director
320A Brookfield Road
Fiskdale, MA 01518
(508) 347-3560
looneyb@tantasqua.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Public Notification - Child Find

The Tantasqua Regional/Union 61 Public Schools are working to locate, identify and evaluate any child residing in a home, facility, or residence within its geographical boundaries, age three (3) through twenty two (22) years, who may have a disability and be in need of Special Education or 504 services. This includes children who are not in school; those who are in public, private, or home school; those who are highly mobile such as children who are migrant or homeless; and those who are advancing from grade to grade, who may need, but are not receiving Special Education or 504 services.

The Tantasqua Regional/Union 61 Public Schools will make sure any child enrolled in its district who qualifies for Special Education or 504 services, regardless of how severe the disability, is provided appropriate Special Education or 504 services at no cost to the parents of the child.

Parents, relatives, public and private agency employees, and concerned citizens are urged to help the Tantasqua Regional/Union 61 Public Schools find any child who may have a disability and need Special Education or 504 services.

The District needs to know the name and age, or date of birth of the child; the name, address, and phone number(s) of the parents or guardian; the possible disability; and other information to determine if Special Education or 504 services are needed.

Letters and phone calls are some of the ways the Tantasqua Regional/Union 61 Public Schools collects the information needed. The information the school District collects will be used to contact the parents of the child and find out if the child needs to be evaluated or referred for Special Education or 504 services.

If you know of a child who lives within the Tantasqua Regional/Union 61 Public School Districts who may have a disability, and may need, but is not receiving Special Education or 504 services, please call, as indicated below, or send the information to:

Brimfield   Dianna Fuller   TEAM chair   413-245-7337
Brookfield   Jena Bastardo   TEAM chair   508-867-8774
Holland   Nicole Kemezis   TEAM chair   413-245-9644
Sturbridge   Jamie Desjardin   TEAM chair   508-347-7041
Wales   Amanda Polak   TEAM chair   413-245-7748
Tantasqua Jr High   Madeleine Fisher   TEAM chair   508-347-7381
Tantasqua Sr High   Kristine Camacho   Special Education Coordinator   774-241-0743

Documents, Events, Information

bulletPAC President: Lapworth; union61.sepac@gmail.com

bulletAskPAC Bylaws (pdf)

bullet504 Handbook (pdf)

bulletBasic Rights in Special Education (pdf)

bulletSE 32: Parent Advisory Council for Special Education (pdf)

bulletParent's Notice of Procedural Safeguards (pdf)

bulletPublic Notice Destruction of Special Education Records (pdf)

bulletLocal Procedures for PAC (pdf)

bulletSEPAC AD (pdf)

bulletSupporting Diverse Learners Handbook (pdf)

bulletBrochure (pdf)

 

Reports

bulletBrimfield - Coordinated Program Review Report of Findings

bulletBrookfield - Coordinated Program Review Report of Findings

bulletHolland - Coordinated Program Review Report of Findings

bulletSturbridge - Coordinated Program Review Report of Findings

bulletWales - Coordinated Program Review Report of Findings

bulletTantasqua - Coordinated Program Review Report of Findings

 

Links

bulletParent Information Special Education and 504
http://www.doe.mass.edu/sped/parents.html

bulletParent's Rights
http://www.doe.mass.edu/sped/prb

bulletSpecial Education Forms and Documents
http://www.doe.mass.edu/sped/iep

bulletSpecial Education Laws
http://www.doemass.org/sped

bulletIndividuals With Disabilities Act
http://www.ada.gov/cguide.htm

bulletMCAS-Alt
http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/alt

bulletDisability Links and Resources
http://www.doe.mass.edu/sped/links.html

bulletMassachusetts Department of Disability Services
http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/gov/departments/dds

bulletHomeless Assistance
http://www.doe.mass.edu/mv/?section=all

bulletCerebral Palsy and Bullying
http://www.cerebralpalsyguidance.com/cerebral-palsy/living/bullying/