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
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 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:
PAC Presentation and Upcoming Events
The Dracut Special Education Parent Advisory Council is holding its annual Parent's Rights Workshop on Wednesday, February 13th at 7:00 p.m. (6:30 business meeting). The presentaion will be co-hosted and co-presented by Elizabeth McMeniman (PAC Chair) and John Mara (Director of Student Services).
It is a new idea to co-present the workshop this year. The links for the materials fo the workshop are here:
Please join us in the Community Room of the Dracut Police Department. 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 Joan Aseltine, CTI Senior Corps Program Specialist at 978-654-5080 ext. 14 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We welcome your comments and suggestions as we work to update the DPS Student Services Page
For More Information Contact:
Dracut Public Schools
2063 Lakeview Avenue
|Name||Primary School Phone||Job Title|
|John Mara||978-957-4633||Director of Special Education|
|Judith Greene||978-957-4633||Special Education Secretary|
|Shirley Ralls||978-957-4633||Special Education Office Secretary|
|Thomas M. Walsh||978-957-4633||Out of District Coordinator|
|Rachel Cotter||Autism/Behavioral Specialist|
|Robert Fiore||Physical Therapist|
|Melissa Moreau||School Psychologist - Senior/Junior|
|John Norris||School Psychologist - Englesby/Brookside/Greenmont/Parker/Campbell|
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