Department of Special Education

  • 586-439-7000 

    OVERVIEW 
    The Fraser Public School District offers a full continuum of program/service options designed to meet the individual needs of eligible students with disabilities from birth through age 26.  While emphasis is placed on educating all students in integrated settings to the maximum extent appropriate, placement decisions must be based on individual student needs and desired outcomes, and must be rooted in the Individual Educational Planning Team (IEPT) process. Parent involvement is an integral part of programming. 

    STEPS TO TAKE IF YOU THINK YOUR STUDENT MAY NEED SPECIALIZED PROGRAMMING:

     Meet with your child's teacher or counselor. Share your concerns and ideas. Develop a plan for working together. 

    • Share information you have from outside sources. School personnel welcome input from family doctors, tutors, private therapists, etc. 

    • Talk with the principal. Often he/she can work with parents and teachers to come up with helpful new strategies or mobilize additional resources. You may wish to request a Problem Solving Team meeting involving one or more of your child's teachers. 

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    Contact the Special Education Office if you have specific questions about evaluations or programming under IDEA or Section 504. All parent requests for evaluation are handled by the Special Education Office.  

    • Questions about services to preschool aged children may also be addressed to the Special Education Office

     

Special Education Admin. Team

  • Denis Metty, Director of Special Education

    Jane Sturgell, Special Education Supervisor

    Kelly Mahoney, Administrative Assistant

    Diane Wahl, TIENet Liasion

    Special Education Staff