Welcome to the
Special Education Department
The Pawtucket School Department fully recognizes the Regulations Governing the Education of Children with Disabilities as adopted by the Rhode Island Board of Regents for Elementary and Secondary Education June 3, 2010.
Definition of a Disability
Identification of a Disability
Program Service Models
Reporting and Assessment of Student Progress
Student progress is measured following the same policy as students without disabilities. In addition, parents will also receive progress reports based on the student’s progress toward achieving their IEP goals. These progress reports will be sent home at the same time that report cards are issued. Students with disabilities participate in all state assessments. The student’s IEP team determines whether an alternate assessment is required.
The Pawtucket School Department encourages parent participation. Parents should participate in their school’s School Improvement Team as well as other activities sponsored by their school. In addition, there is a district–wide Special Education Advisory Committee in which parents, who have children with disabilities, are encouraged to participate.