We are so excited that so many of
you shared your concerns and thoughts. We are looking forward
to working on some exciting projects next year and hope to
have many of you volunteer. It may be a few hours of your time
or perhaps you are interested in volunteering for a vacancy on
the SEPAC board
Please feel free to review the results of our survey and look
for more news to come!
Develop a network of
parents of children with special needs to share
Advise the School Committee on
matters that pertain to the education, health and safety of
students with special needs.
communication between the MSEPAC members, local, State and
National organizations, councils and groups.
communication and programs within the community to encourage
understanding, acceptance and inclusion.
informational workshops parents, educators, students and
is the responsibility of the Mansfield
Public Schools to identify any child who is a resident
of Mansfield who may have a disability, regardless of the
severity of the disability. It is also the responsibility of Mansfield
Public Schools to evaluate those students to determine
if they are eligible for special education or related services
under IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) or
603 CMR 28 (Massachusetts Special Education Regulations).
Mansfield school district is committed to identifying children
before their third birthday in order to provide early
intervention services for three and four year-olds. If you
have questions or concerns regarding your child’s
development and would like to have him/her screened, please
call Joanne Jordan at the Roland Green Preschool for an
appointment at (508) 261-1561.
you suspect that your child, at any age, may need an
evaluation to determine eligibility for special education
services, you may request an evaluation, at no cost, at your
child’s school. Please contact the Principal at your
child’s school for information about referring your child
for an evaluation. Contact information for each school is
All students regardless of
race, color, sex, religion, national origin, limited English
proficiency, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability,
or housing status, have equal access to all programs,
including athletics and other extracurricular activities.