Special Education Report

RSU #74

Special Education

Board Report for June 2023

The RSU#74 Special Education Department is currently providing Special Education Services to 134 students in kindergarten through twelfth grade, which is currently 24.2% of the total student body. This is up from the 20.5% of the total student population for the 21/22 school year.  The Special Education Department provides services, accommodations and supports based on the determinations of the student’s IEP Team.  The IEP Team consists of the student’s parents, classroom teacher, special education teacher, administrator and other personnel that have insight into the student’s education.  Currently, the Special Education Department is working on 10 referrals, which may increase the number of students that receive Special Education Services.  We also work with Child Development Services, who provide services to students prior to them entering kindergarten, we currently have 3 students entering kindergarten who have been identified as requiring Special Education Services.  

We are currently providing Special Education Services across the four schools in RSU#74, with a staff of 5 Special Education Teachers, 21 full time Educational Technicians and a Social Worker.  We also contract with an Occupational Therapist, Speech Therapist and Behavior Specialist to provide services, accommodations and supports that the IEP Team has determined that the student requires.   RSU#74 contracts with staff, including a School Psychologist, to assist with Special Education Evaluations.  

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the Special Education Staff for going above and beyond to make sure their students’ Special Education needs are met.  I also want to thank the families of our Special Education Students for supporting them in their education. 

Have a great summer! 

Respectfully Submitted,

Grace Cram