Open Enrollment for Pre-School
Registration for Pre-School (ages three and four) for “Peer Models” is now open. There are a number of spaces for both age groups for the remainder of the academic year. Tuition will be pro-rated and spaces will be filled on a first-come-first served basis. Please note that transportation to and from the program is the responsibility of parents. Applicants need to bring the child’s birth certificate, two proofs of residency and the child’s immunization records to the Office of Student Services, 2063 Lakeview Avenue. Applications are being taken and slots will be fillled on a first come first served basis.
Welcome Parents and Guests to the Student Services Page of the Dracut Public Schools Website!
The Office of Student Services coordinates the services that the Dracut Public Schools provide to students who require specialized instruction and/or support. These services may include:
- Specially Designed Instruction
- Speech and Language Services
- Guidance and Psychological Services
- Nursing Services
- Specialized Transportation
Additionally the Office serves as the Compliance Office for the Dracut Public Schools for many State and Federal Regulations including IDEA, Section 504 and Title IX.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 978-957-4633, or by sending an email to John E. Mara, Director of Student Services at: Director of Student Services
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Staff in the Student Services Office
John E. Mara, Director of Student Services for the Dracut Public Schools.
Mr. Mara can be reached at 978-957-4633, or by sending an email to:
Thomas M. Walsh, Out-of-District Coordinator for Special Education of the Dracut Public Schools.
Mr. Walsh can be reached at 978-957-4633, or by sending an email to:
Notice of Procedural Safeguards
Below is a link to the new (August 2013) Procedural Safeguards Notification. If there are any questions, please contact John Mara, Director of Student Services at 978-957-4633, or by sending an email to:
For a copy, please click on link below:
Statement of Non-Discrimination
The Dracut Public Schools ensures equal employment and educational opportunities for its employees and students and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender identity, national origin, sex or sexual orientation, (M.G.L. c. 151B, 151C and 76 sub- section 5, Title VI, Title VII and Title IX), or on the basis of disability (Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973/ADA). In addition, the Dracut Public Schools does not discriminate against its employees on the basis of age (M.G.L. 151B/ADEA) or on the basis of veteran's status.
Child Find Notice
In accordance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act and Massachusetts Special Education Laws and Regulations, the Dracut Public School District is committed to implementing the Child Find mandate requiring a school system to locate, identify, and evaluate all children with disabilities from 2 years-6 months to 21 years of age, regardless of the severity of their disabilities.
If you suspect a child or young adult residing in Dracut of having a developmental delay or disability, please contact John E. Mara, Director of Student Services for the Dracut Public Schools at 978-957-4633 for additional information.
PAC Special Presentation
The Dracut Special Education Parent Advisory Council will be hosting the following workshop on Saturday October 26 @ 10am:
The Authors of Shut Up About Your Perfect Kid! A Survival Guide for Ordinary Parents of Special Children
On a perfection-preoccupied planet, sisters Gina Gallagher and Patricia Konjoian, dare to openly speak about the frustrations, stigmas, joys and challenges they face as parents of children with disabilities (one with Asperger’s syndrome, the other with bipolar disorder). ...The Psychology Today bloggers and renowned authors give a refreshingly frank and enjoyable presentation, based on their book, Shut Up About Your Perfect Kid, a survival guide for ordinary parents of special children (Random House, August 2010), and have participants laughing out loud and celebrating the joys, gifts, and milestones of special children.
Participants will learn - How laughter can be a powerful coping technique. - How to deal with insensitive people. - How to get your children the services and the support they need. - How to help break stigma. - How to see the joys and gifts in raising special children.
The Massachusetts-based authors speak at parenting, mental health, and educational conferences around the country and have been featured by CNN and many national radio and print media outlets.
Please Note: Prior registration is strongly suggested click this link:
www.dracutspedpac.weebly.com for registration
For more information please visit the Dracut SEPAC website at:
All are welcome to attend.
More Foster Grandparent Volunteers Needed!
CTI’s Senior Corps Foster Grandparent volunteers have been in the Dracut Elementary schools for over 20 years and have played an important role in helping children who need extra attention to thrive and succeed. More Foster Grandparents are needed in classrooms for the coming school year. Foster Grandparent volunteers must be 55 and older, commit to a 4 or 5 day week during the school year with a minimum of 15 to 20 hours a week. Income-eligible volunteers receive a small tax-free stipend plus holidays and earned leave as well as transportation assistance, volunteer recognition, monthly trainings, and other benefits. If you or someone you know may be eligible and enjoy helping children, please contact Christina Santos-Gordon, CTI Dir. of Community Resouces, at 978-654-5675 or by email at: CSantos-Gordon@comteam.org.
We welcome your comments and suggestions as we work to keep the DPS Student Services Page fresh
For More Information Contact:
Dracut Public Schools
2063 Lakeview Avenue
|John Mara||978-957-4633||Director of Student Services|
|Judith Greene||978-957-4633||Student Services Director's Secretary|
|Shirley Ralls||978-957-4633||Student Services Office Secretary|
|Thomas M. Walsh||978-957-4633||Out of District Coordinator|
|Rachel Cotter||Autism/Behavioral Specialist|
|Robert Fiore||Physical Therapist|
|Lester Kiehn||School Psychologist - Senior/Junior|
|John Norris||School Psychologist - Englesby/Brookside/Greenmont/Parker/Campbell|
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