Welcome to the Mansfield
Public Schools SPED PAC website!
We created this site in order to provide useful information to
parents/guardians who are interested in learning more about
special education in Mansfield
Joining SPED PAC?
After many years, the
’s Special Education Parent Advisory Counsel (SPED
PAC), Kim Piro, will be leaving at the end of this
school year. We
are looking for volunteers that would like to join the
SPED PAC to move forward and continue to improve it.
To learn more, please
join us for an informational meeting
21st at 6:30 PM - Mansfield Public Library
meeting is expected to last approximately 1 hour.Unfortunately, child care will not be provided.We urge parent(s), guardians and those interested
in helping children with special needs to come out and
join us in an active discussion about how we can improve
the SPED PAC and move forward.
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.