Special Services

Special Services Staff

Phone: (207) 564-6535 opt. 4
Fax: (207) 564-6531 

Sue Watson

Sue Watson

Special Services Director

swatson@sedomocha.org

Katie Day

Katie Day

Administrative Assistant

kday@sedomocha.org

Shirley Kirkpatrick

Shirley Kirkpatrick

Social Worker

skirkpatrick@sedomocha.org

Judith Sternal

Judith Sternal

Speech Pathologist

jsternal@sedomocha.org

Kristen Stasinowsky

Kristen Stasinowsky

Occupational Therapist

kstasinowsky@sedomocha.org

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.

Child Find

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)

RSU 68 will strive to provide a linguistically and culturally rich learning and teaching environment. It is the policy of RSU 68 to comply with all federal and state laws prohibiting discrimination against students on the basis of all civil rights categories.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal privacy law that gives parents certain protections with regard to their children’s education records, such as report cards, transcripts, disciplinary records, contact and family information and class schedules. As a parent, you have the right to review your child’s education records and to request changes under limited circumstances. To protect your child’s privacy, the law generally requires schools to ask for written consent before disclosing your child’s personally identifiable information to individuals other than you.

Homeless Students

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal privacy law that gives parents certain protections with regard to their children’s education records, such as report cards, transcripts, disciplinary records, contact and family information and class schedules. As a parent, you have the right to review your child’s education records and to request changes under limited circumstances. To protect your child’s privacy, the law generally requires schools to ask for written consent before disclosing your child’s personally identifiable information to individuals other than you.

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