The purpose of this notification is to ensure that RSU 26 is in compliance with Chapter 101, Maine Special Education regulations, Section 4.7A.
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 Special Services office. 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.
Chapter 101 Regulations require school districts to annually conduct Child Find. The regulations state: “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 school students who have disabilities residing in the jurisdiction of the unit in accordance with § 4.2, Residential Students.”
If there are questions regarding this notification, please contact the Special Services office at 866-7110. The office is open from 7:30 am until 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday with the exception of Federal Holidays.
Samantha Runco, Dean of Students, has been appointed as the homeless liaison for RSU 26. It is the responsibility of RSU 26 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 student in our district please contact Ms. Runco at 866-4916.