Our goal is to provide positive educational experiences for all students, including students with disabilities. Teachers, counselors, and special education staff continue to work together to meet the comprehensive needs of our student in the regular education classroom.
Parents and other service providers of children age 3 – 21 are encouraged to contact the Director of Special Services or special education teachers and guidance counselors at the local schools for assistance with questions and concerns regarding your child’s educational needs.
Preschool (Ages 3-5)
Child Find screening, which take place annually, provides an opportunity for parents to refer preschool children for screening to determine whether they are in need of services prior to kindergarten. Although many children will be referred to Child Find, evaluations may take place at other times during the year, as needed. Preschool referrals should be directed to Karen Hood, Preschool Coordinator at 444-2831 or Kelly Noland Director of Student Services, at 444-3014.
Kindergarten – Grade 12
A continuum of services is provided to ensure that students have an optimum opportunity to succeed. Teams of professionals meet frequently to develop the optimum educational programs for the students in their schools.
Teachers, parents, agency affiliates, physicians and others who are involved with our students are encouraged to participate as part of each child’s educational team.
If a student is experiencing difficulty academically, socially and/or emotionally, parents are encouraged to call the Director of Student Services or either the special education teachers or school counselors at the local schools. The Director of Student Services can be reached at 603-444-3014 or firstname.lastname@example.org
New Hampshire Procedural Safeguards Handbook For Special Education: A Parents’ Rights in Special Education
To receive a copy of this informative booklet which explains the special education process from referral to monitoring or to discuss a special education issue with the Director of Student Services, please contact Kelly Noland at 603-444-3014.
Section 504 is the section of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 which applies to persons with disabilities. Basically it is a civil rights act which protects the civil and constitutional rights of persons with disabilities. Section 504 prohibits organizations which receive federal funds from discrimination against otherwise qualified individuals solely on the basis of handicap. Section 504 is enforced by the US Department of education, Office of Civil Rights (OCR).
English as a Second Language
The Littleton School District recognizes that students may be enrolling in our school district who have limited English proficiency. For these students to compete with his/her English speaking peers and ESL program is available in accordance with the State of NH requirements and in compliance with the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Equal Education Act of 1974.
Please contact Director of Student Services, Kelly Noland at 603-444-3014 or email@example.com for any questions regarding Home Education.