Student Services

 

LEICESTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS
STUDENT SERVICES OFFICE
3 Washburn Square, Leicester, MA 01524
508-892-7040 X9010

special education

Director of Student Services

Michael Wood
woodm@lpsma.net


Administrative Assistant
Lisa Martinelli
martinellil@lpsma.net



SPECIAL EDUCATION PARENT ADVISORY COUNCIL (SEPAC)

The Leicester Special Education Parent Advisory Council meets the second Thursday of the month from 7:00 P.M. to 8:30 P.M. at Leicester Town Hall.
SEPAC

Click to view LSEPAC brochure.
SEPAC information can be found on their webpage by clicking here.







Access Recreation Boston: Accessible Recreation Activities Calendar for People with Disabilities - Conferences, Education, CEUs for adaptive and therapeutic recreation professionals in Massachusetts

MISSION

Access Recreation Boston is a coalition of organizations and individuals dedicated to increasing and enhancing recreation opportunities for people with disabilities in the greater Boston area. We accomplish this through building community awareness, sharing professional expertise, and promoting collaboration. JOIN US TODAY!

SERVICES

  • Searchable community calendar: The growing resource to find all of the accessible and therapeutic recreation programmings in the greater Boston area!
  • Professional development conferences
  • Networking opportunities
  • Shared outreach
  • more to come!


UNIVERSAL ACCESS PROGRAM
Ice Sled Locations
www.mass.gov/dcr/universal-access
Accessible camping, visit
www.mass.gov/service-details/accessible-camping

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Access Rec is a member of the Mass Network of Information Providers (MNIP). The network is a collaborative effort of 130+ nonprofit agencies in Massachusetts. A call to one of the member agencies provides the consumer access to the expertise of the entire network. Visit www.disabilityinfo.org for more information.

 



LEICESTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS
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Foster Care Point of Contact
Michael Wood, Director of Student Services
508-892-7040 X9010

Special Education Child Find Notice

Under federal and state special education regulations, Leicester Public Schools has a duty to locate, identify, refer, evaluate and, if eligible, provide a free, appropriate public education to students with disabilities who reside in the town of Leicester. For parents or guardians of children ages 3-21 years of age who have a disability or developmental delay, and who would like more information, please contact Michael Wood, Director of Student Services and Child Find Coordinator, at 508-892-7040 X9010

McKinney-Vento Liaison

IF YOUR FAMILY LIVES IN ANY OF THE FOLLOWING SITUATIONS:
Your school-age children may qualify for certain rights and protections under the federal McKinney-Vento Act.

  • In a shelter
  • In a motel or campground due to the lack of an alternative adequate accommodation
  • In a car, park, abandoned building, or bus or train station Doubled up with other people due to loss of housing or economic hardship

If you believe your children may be eligible, contact Michael Wood, McKinney-Vento local liaison at 508-892-7040 X112 to find out what services and supports may be available. There also may be supports available for your preschool-age children.

Parent’ Notice of Procedural Safeguards Brochure

A special education Parent’s Notice of Procedural Safeguards is available from the Office of Student Services, 508-892-7040 and this brochure is available in a number of different languages at http://ww.doe.mass.edu/sped/prb.

§504 Child Find Notice
Pursuant to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which prohibits discrimination in publicly funded activities the Leicester Public Schools has a duty to identify refer, evaluate, and if eligible, provide access to public education to a student with impairments in its jurisdiction. For additional information about the rights or parents of eligible children, or for answers to any questions you might have about identification, evaluation, and placement into Section 504 programs, please contact the District’s Section 504 Coordinator at the following:

Michael L. Wood
Director of Student Services
Leicester Public Schools
3 Washburn Sq, 3rd Fl
Leicester, MA 01524
508-892-7040 x9010


LEICESTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS STUDENT RECORDS REGULATION PUBLIC NOTICE

Massachusetts Student Record Regulation 603 CMR 23.06(3) states: “the temporary record of any student enrolled on or after the effective date of 603 CMR 23.00 shall be destroyed no later than seven years after the student transfers, graduates, or withdraws from the school system. Written notice to the eligible student and his/her parent of the appropriate date of the destruction of the record and their right to receive the information in whole or part shall be made at the time of such transfer, graduation, or withdrawal. Such notice shall be in addition to the routine information letter required by 603 CMR 23.10.”
The Leicester Public Schools Student Services Office has reviewed records of students who have left the district after June 2009 and will initiate the destruction of those records after June 2016. No other copies will exist as of that date. Please notify the Office if you wish to review and/or receive these records prior to their destruction by calling 508-892-7040.



Documents
Leicester Public School District Curriculum Accommodation Plan
Section 504 Manual

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