WELCOME TO PUPIL SERVICES
The Taft ELC Preschool was awarded a large Playground Communication board by The Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism!This board is displayed in our Preschool playground for our students and staff to appreciate.Congratulations! This will be a wonderful addition to our program for all students with communication needs to support social engagement.
TIERED FOCUS MONITORING REVIEW...WEEK OF MAY 23, 2022
During the week of May 23, 2022 the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Office of Public School Monitoring (PSM) will conduct a Tiered Focused Monitoring Review of Uxbridge Public Schools. The Office of Public School Monitoring visits each district and charter school every three years to monitor compliance with federal and state special education and civil rights regulations. Areas of review related to special education include student assessments, determination of eligibility, the Individualized Education Program (IEP) Team process, and IEP development and implementation. Areas of review related to civil rights include bullying, student discipline, physical restraint, and equal access to school programs for all students.
In addition to the onsite visit, parent outreach is an important part of the review process. The review chairperson from the Office of Public School Monitoring will send all parents of students with disabilities an online survey that focuses on key areas of their child’s special education program. Survey results will contribute to the development of a report. During the onsite review, the Office of Public School Monitoring will interview the chairperson(s) of the district’s Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC). Other onsite activities may include interviews of district staff and administrators, reviews of student records, and onsite observations.
Parents and other individuals may call Michelle Hennessy-Kowalchek, Public School Monitoring Chairperson, at (781) 338- 3704 to request a telephone interview. If an individual requires an accommodation, such as translation, to participate in an interview, the Department will make the necessary arrangements.
Within approximately 60 business days after the onsite visit, the review chairperson will provide the Uxbridge Public Schools with a report with information about areas in which the Uxbridge Public Schools meets or exceeds regulatory requirements and areas in which the Uxbridge Public Schools requires assistance to correct or improve practices. The public will be able to access the report at http://www.doe.mass.edu/psm/tfm/reports/.
Pupil Services comprises a variety of student support programs focused on success for all students. Helping students make a good adjustment to school life, bringing families and schools together, and supporting students with special needs is our focus. Pupil Services includes:
- special education
- school psychology
- counseling services
- occupational therapy
- physical therapy
- speech and language therapy
- preschool education
- nondiscrimination and equity
- homeless education
- 504 accommodation plans
Director of Pupil Services
9 N. Main Street
Hours: 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM (M-F)
Summer Hours: 7:30 AM - 2:30 PM (M-F)
Phone: (508) 278-8648 x2009
Fax: (508) 278-8654