Child Find Information

The purpose of this notification is to ensure that MSAD #1 is in compliance with Chapter 101, Maine Special Education regulations, Section 4.7A.

“Child find responsibilities for private school/home schooled students – each school administrative unit must locate, identify and evaluate all private school students, including religiously-affiliated school students, and home schooled students who have disabilities residing in the jurisdiction of the unit in accordance with § 4.2, Resident Students.”

It is the stated intention of the District to provide any eligible special education student for whom it has a responsibility, a “genuine opportunity for equitable participation” in available special education programs.

If, for whatever reason, you feel that your child may be adversely affected by a specific learning problem, please contact the Office of Special Education.  Every effort will be made to respond to the concerns of the parent and to proceed with the development of support for the child.  Parents of students who are being home schooled should be aware that the District understands its ongoing responsibility for providing special education services to all children within the District.

If there are questions regarding this notification, please contact the Office of Special Education at 764-3036.  The Office of Special Education is open between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday with the exception of Federal holidays.

Denise Bosse, Director of Special Services, has been appointed as the homeless liaison for MSAD #1.  It is the responsibility of MSAD #1 to notify the citizens/parents of the District on an annual basis that educational services are available to students classified as homeless.  If you need further information to determine the rights available to homeless students in our District, please contact Ms. Bosse at 764-3036.