Special Education Regulations and Procedural Safeguards
State Regulation: Chapter 101/MUSER
755KB) Rule chapter that is specific to the education of children with disabilities in Maine Department of Education Regulations, Chapter 101, Maine Unified Special Education Regulation Birth to Age Twenty (MUSER).
Section 504 FAQs for parents and guardians
Pre-Referral Procedures- (RTI)
Pre-Referral procedures are general education procedures involving regular benchmark assessments of all children, using Curriculum Based Measurement (CBM), to monitor child progress and identify those children who are at risk of failing. Children who are at risk receive responsive interventions in the general education program that attempt to resolve the presenting problems of concern. General educators are encouraged to confer with specialist and teaching professionals, but general education personnel are responsible for the implementation of the intervention.
Child Find Notice
Cape Elizabeth Schools has a duty to locate, evaluate and identify any child between the ages of 5 and 20 who is residing/attending school in the District who qualifies for Special Education services or Section 504 accommodations or services.
Children eligible for special education include those children with disabilities who have autism, deaf-blindness, developmental delay, emotional disturbance, multiple disabilities, hearing, cognitive, orthopedic, speech or language, visual or other health impairment, specific leaning disability, or traumatic brain injury and who, because of such impairment require special education services.
Children eligible for Section 504 accommodations or services include those children who have a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity.
If you suspect your child has a disability and may require special education or 504 accommodations, or if you would like additional information, please contact your child’s teacher, principal, or call Special Services Director, Jessica Clark at 799-2217 x269.