In accordance with IDEA and Massachusetts Chapter 71B, All Public schools must provide special education for children determined to be educationally disabled. The law requires a school district to identify such children from age 3 to 21 years of age. This law applies to all children, including those in non-public schools, pre-schools, and hospital settings. In addition, children of migrant or homeless families are entitled to public education.
Parents or service providers who suspect a child might have an educationally disabling condition are encouraged to contact their child’s school. Amesbury Public Schools will arrange for the screening and evaluation of any students who are unable to progress effectively in general education because of a disability.
For more detailed information about the policies, procedures, and services available at Amesbury Public Schools for special education, please contact Dr. Lynn Catarius in the Student Services Office at (978) 388-0531.