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Michele Philbrick

Director of Special Education

Email: mphilbrick@rsu71.org

Phone: (207) 338-9856

Robyn Harwood

Special Education Secretary

Email: rharwood@rsu71.org

Phone: (207) 338-1960

Amanda Knowlton

Elementary Coordinator

Email: aknowlton@rsu71.org

Phone: (207) 338-3510 ext 345

Schools

Ames & Gladys Weymouth

Captain Albert Stevens

East Belfast & Kermit Nickerson

Leslie Gajdukow

Middle School Coordinator

Email: lgajdukow@rsu71.org

(207) 338-3320 ext 309.

Rachel Greeley

High School Coordinator

Email: rgreeley@rsu71.org

(207)338-1790 ext 100.

The office of Special Services for RSU #71 is housed at the Superintendent's Office at 41 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).

RSU #71

SPECIAL EDUCATION AND SECTION 504 CHILD FIND NOTICE

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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:

https://docs.google.com/a/rsu71.org/document/d/1ktCjXHCMW_DE2IjZ4ujKSagxG5gkP442_FxJIHp52YA/edit?usp=sharing


PARENT CONSENT FOR ELECTRONIC DELIVERY OF CERTAIN SPECIAL EDUCATION RECORDS

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9NSvhRljTqLUWhMcE5FSFJKUW8/view?usp=sharing

STATE REGULATION: CHAPTER 101/MUSER:

http://www.maine.gov/doe/specialed/laws/index.html


PROCEDURAL SAFEGUARDS:

http://www.maine.gov/doe/specialed/laws/proceduralsafeguards/english.pdf


COMPANION DOCUMENT TO MAINE'S PROCEDURAL SAFEGUARDS:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1CfusduuZPAolpNfRQp6KC5X6zQTjPxZzuthg-1m2mCo/edit?usp=sharing


PARENT-FRIENDLY PROCEDURAL SAFEGUARDS:

http://familypolicy.ed.gov/ferpa-parents-students


FERPA FOR PARENTS OF ELIGIBLE STUDENTS:

https://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/parents.html


504 PROCEDURAL SAFEGUARDS

https://docs.google.com/a/rsu71.org/document/d/1ihaLrxoQzHWA9BH7HbO26DhSCH1EsCwFztsrImXPM34/edit?usp=sharing


COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS/LITERCY:

http://www.maine.gov/doe/ela/standards/commoncore/index.html


COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS FOR MATHEMATICS:

http://www.maine.gov/doe/math/standards/ccssm/index.html


Kids deserve a healthy start:

The Connecting Kids to Coverage Project helps families with the MaineCare application process - free of charge. This project is funded by the federal government and includes local partners at non-profit organizations around the state.

With MaineCare, kids can get well-child visits, dental exams, prescriptions, vaccinations, vision tests, some school-based services, and other medical care. And as you well know, healthy kids do better in school.