Special Services Staff
Phone: (207) 564-6535 opt. 4
Fax: (207) 564-6531
Special Services Director
Special Services in RSU 68
The Special Services Department welcomes you to contact us for further information concerning any of the comprehensive support services available in RSU 68.
These services include:
- English Language Learners (ELL) services for students whose first language is not English and are identified as being limited English proficient.
- Section 504 accommodations for students who have disability which significantly impacts a life function.
- Support during disruptions in a student’s education due to homelessness, military deployment of a parent/guardian or incarceration.
- Special Education services for students identified as having a disability and requires individualized instruction in order to receive an appropriate education.
We are fortunate to have an outstanding staff, which works to provide appropriate educational programming to students who are identified with special needs. RSU 68 staff includes a social worker, speech pathologist, occupational therapist as well as a physical therapist contracted through Mayo Regional Hospital, along with a number of paraprofessionals and five special education teachers. We also work closely with Foxcroft Academy to meet the needs of all secondary students that reside within the district.
RSU 68 seeks to ensure that all students within its jurisdiction are identified, located and evaluated who are school aged (5 through the school year they turn 20 and who are in need of special education and supportive services. Those students may include student attending private schools within RSU 68 or students that are being home schooled or who are in home schooling programs who are suspected of having a disability and in need of special education and support services. Identification of students with disabilities and programming for such students occurs after and appropriate evaluation and the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) team makes a determination of eligibility.
Parents, physicians, private school educators or other persons who are aware of a child who may require special education and support services are asked to contact the Special Services Office.
English Language Learners (ELL)
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
Policies and Plans
- Council for Exceptional Children – Dedicated to improving the educational success of individuals with disabilities and/or gifts and talents
- Lives in the Balance – Hope, compassion, support, and help for behaviorally challenging kids and their caregivers
- Autism Society of Maine – Provides education and resources to support the valued lives of individuals on the autism spectrum and their families
- Starting Points for Parents – An online community for family of children with disabilities
- Maine Department of Education Office of Special Services