"Federal statutes and State standards require that students with educational disabilities receive a free appropriate public education (F.A.P.E.) in the least restrictive environment (LRE). The Bureau of Special Education is responsible for the oversight and implementation of educational programs for New Hampshire students with disabilities. The Bureau provides technical assistance and support to lawmakers, public and nonpublic school officials, parents, and community members to enhance and ensure the quality of educational services provided to students with disabilities, and strives to assist in the development of quality educational programs for all students."
Special Education Coordinator: Kristin Tevepaugh - firstname.lastname@example.org or 603-291-2011
Administrative Assistant: Tess Pasieka - email@example.com or 603-291-2015
Child Find/Referral Process Public Notice
The Mascenic Regional School District seeks to locate and identify all children who may have an educational disability. Any person may refer for evaluation a child under the age of 21 for evaluation for the reasons including, but not limited to, the following:
Failing to pass a hearing or vision screening
Unsatisfactory performance on group achievement or accountability measures
Receiving multiple academic or behavioral warnings
Repeatedly failing one or more subjects
The child find requirements of the district also apply to highly mobile children, homeless children, children who are suspected of having an educational disability even though they are advancing from grade to grade. Child Find also includes those children in grades K-12 who attend approved, non-public private schools within the geographic boundaries of the Mascenic Regional School District, regardless of where the student resides.
Referrals may be initiated in a variety of ways. The Special Education Coordinator may be contacted at 603-291-2015 on behalf of children who have not yet entered kindergarten. For children who attend the Mascenic Regional School District, building principals may be contacted by anyone wishing to initiate a referral.