The office of Special Services for RSU #71 is housed at the Superintendent's Office at 6A Lions Way, Belfast, ME. The purpose of special education is to enable students to successfully develop to their fullest potential by providing a free appropriate public education (FAPE) in compliance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
The following personnel can be reached by calling 338-9856.
Director of Special Services Michele Philbrick
Administrative Assistant Sally Cousins
The Elementary Coordinator, Amanda Knowlton can be reached at 338-3510 ext 345. She covers the following Elementary Schools:
Ames Elementary School, grades 2-5 Captain Albert Stevens School, grades K-5
165 New England Road 31 Elementary Ave.
Searsmont, ME 04973 Belfast, ME 04915
East Belfast School, grades K-5 Gladys Weymouth Elementary School, grades K-1
14 Swan Lake Ave. 2 South Main Street
Belfast, ME 04915 Morrill, ME 04952
Kermit Nickerson Elementary School, grades K-5
18 Town House Road
Swanville, ME 04915
The Middle School Coordinator, Leslie Gajdukow can be reach at 338-3320 ext 309.
Troy Howard Middle School, grades 8-8
173 Lincolnville Ave.
Belfast, ME 04915
The High School Coordinator, Rachel Greeley, can be reached at 338-1790 ext 100.
Belfast Area High School
98 Waldo Ave
Beflast, ME 04915
SPECIAL EDUCATION AND SECTION 504 CHILD FIND NOTICE
RSU #71 has a duty to locate, evaluate and identify any child residing in the District who qualifies for Special Education services or any child attending the public schools who may require Section 504 accommodations or services.
Children eligible for special education include those children with disabilities who have autism, deaf-blindness, emotional disturbance, hearing impairment, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairment, other health impairment, specific learning disability, speech or language impairment, traumatic brain injury, acquired brain injury, visual impairment, or developmental delay and who, because of such an impairment, need special education services.
Children eligible for Section 504 accommodations or services include those children who have a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity.
If you suspect your child has a disability and may need special education services or 504 accommodations, or if you would like additional information, please contact your child's teacher, or call the Director of Special Special Services, Michele Philbrick at 338-9856.
SPECIAL EDUCATION AND SECTION 504 CHILD FIND NOTICE:
PARENT CONSENT FOR ELECTRONIC DELIVERY OF CERTAIN SPECIAL EDUCATION RECORDS
COMPANION DOCUMENT TO MAINE'S PROCEDURAL SAFEGUARDS:
PARENT-FRIENDLY PROCEDURAL SAFEGUARDS:
FERPA FOR PARENTS OF ELIGIBLE STUDENTS:
504 PROCEDURAL SAFEGUARDS
COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS/LITERCY:
COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS FOR MATHEMATICS:http://www.maine.gov/doe/math/standards/ccssm/index.html