Student Services


 Navigating the Cyber World’

A Workshop for Parents, Guardians & Caregivers

Presented by the Dracut Public Schools in association with the Middlesex Partnerships for Youth, in partnership with the Middlesex County District Attorney's Office

Wednesday, April 12th 2017
6:30 to 8:00 pm
Dracut High School
Learning Commons
1540 Lakeview Avenue

Geared for parents, this workshop reviews the challenges and dangerous situations that may arise through use of the internet, social media and smartphones. It will raise awareness of the popular apps, social media sites and programs used by youth online. This workshop explains the issues and possible consequences from cyber bullying, sexting, and revealing identifying information to strangers.                

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concern, or compliment? Let's Talk! is the district's platform
for the community to share your thoughts with us. 
Start talking by clicking the link below."

Pre-School Registration for the 2016-2017 School Year


The Dracut Public Schools continues to seek applications for pre-school aged children who are residents of Dracut to act as 'peer-models' within the Integrated Pre-School program for the 2016-2017 school year.

Additional information is available by clicking the Pre-School Link on the left of this webpage. 

Please contact the Office of Student Services on 978-957-4633 for further information


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 Richard Whitehead, Director of Student Services at:  Director of Student Services



Behavorial Health Survey Information
Behavioral Health Survey Parent Letter
Community Health Survey - Dracut High School 2015
Community Health Survey - Richardson Middle School 2015



Staff in the Student Services Office

Richard Whitehead, Director of Student Services for the Dracut Public Schools.

Mr. Whitehead can be reached at 978-957-4633, or by sending an email to:

Director of Student Services

Johanna Garneau, Out-of-District Coordinator for Special Education of the Dracut Public Schools.

Ms. Garneau can be reached at 978-957-4633, or by sending an email to:

Out-of-District Coordinator

Notice of Procedural Safeguards

Below is a link to the new (August 2013) Procedural Safeguards Notification.  If there are any questions, please  contact Richard Whitehead, Director of Student Services at 978-957-4633, or by sending an email to:

Director of Student Services

For a copy, please click on link below:


Statement of Non-Discrimination

The Dracut Public Schools (“District”) does not discriminate against students, parents, employees or the general public on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religion, or age.

The individuals listed below have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the District’s non-discrimination policies in education-related activities, including but not limited to inquiries related to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Age Act. 

Should you wish to file a complaint alleging discrimination of student or an employee based on race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religion, or age you may contact either of the Civil Rights Coordinators identified below:


Civil Rights Coordinators

Richard Whitehead
Director of Student Services
2063 Lakeview Avenue
Dracut, MA 01826
(978) 957-4649



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 Richard Whitehead, Director of Student Services for the Dracut Public Schools at 978-957-4633 for additional information.

PAC Announcements

Meetings and events for the 16-17 school year

are now posted on the SEPAC webpage.




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:

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
Tel: 978-957-4633
FAX: 978-957-9706

Email: Richard Whitehead, Director of Student Services


Staff Contacts

Name Phone Job Title
Richard Whitehead Director of Student Services
Judith Greene 978-957-4633 Student Services Director's Secretary
Shirley Ralls 978-957-4633 Student Services Office Secretary
Robert Fiore Physical Therapist
John Norris School Psychologist - Englesby/Brookside/Greenmont/Parker/Campbell
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