If you know of a child, age 3 or 4, who may have a substantial disability which would interfere with that child's educational progress when he/she enters school..
If you know of a boy or girl with a disability under the age of 22 who has dropped out of school without a diploma please..
CONTACT THE OFFICE OF PUPIL PERSONNEL SERVICES FOR INFORMATION REGARDING ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES AND SERVICES.You may reach this office by calling 508-869-2837 Ext. 1106, or writing to 215 Main St, Boylston, MA 01505-2023.
Community Resources for Motor Skills Development
Our Physical therapist, Mary Jo Flatley, has developed a list of free and low-cost activities to support motor development. Many are available nearby to families and are fun weekend activities that also support improved motor skills.
Records Destruction Notice: 2009-2010 recordsThe Office of Pupil Personnel Services for the Berlin and Boylston Public Schools will be destroying student files with a June 2012 graduation date. The temporary records have been held for seven years and the anticipated date of records destruction is June 30, 2019. Additional files to be destroyed are those of students who have moved or left the school districts during the 2009 - 2010 school year. Should you wish to obtain your special education temporary record, you may do so by calling the Office of Pupil Personnel Services at 508-869-2837 Ext. 1106 by May 31, 2017. Your file may also be mailed to you for a fee.
From DESE, Commissioner's Weekly Update – February 24, 2017:
The changes at the federal level this week have not changed the protections in place for transgender students in Massachusetts. States can issue their own guidance, which can exceed federal guidelines. The Massachusetts state statute, which predates the federal guidance, ensures protections for all students and prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity. An Act Relative to Gender Identity (Chapter 199 of the Acts of 2011), amended several Massachusetts statutes prohibiting discrimination on the basis of specified categories, including gender identity, and subsequently, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education issued guidance (http://www.doe.mass.edu/sfs/lgbtq/GenderIdentity.pdf) to school districts to implement the gender identity provision. Additional resources are available at http://www.doe.mass.edu/sfs/lgbtq/default.html.