Special Services Director
Meet the Team
Dr. Sandy Flacke
RSU #29 has a duty to locate, evaluate, and identify any child residing in the District who qualifies for Special Education services or Section 504 accommodation or services. Children eligible for special education include those children with disabilities who have autism, deaf-blindness, deafness, developmental delay, emotional disturbance, hearing impairment, intellectual disability, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairment, other health impairment, specific learning disability, speech or language impairment, traumatic brain injury, visual impairment and who, because of such an impairment, need special education services.
Children eligible for Section 504 accommodations or services include those children who have a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity.
If you suspect your child has a disability and may need special education services or 504 accommodations, or if you would like additional information, please contact your child's teacher, or call the Director of Special Services.
Chapter 33 Restraint and Seclusion
This rule establishes standards and procedures for the use of physical restraint and seclusion. Physical restraint and seclusion may only be used as an emergency intervention when the behavior of a student presents a risk of injury or harm to the student or others. The rule sets forth permitted and prohibited uses of restraint and seclusion, required notification and documentation of incidents of restraint or seclusion, aggregate reporting of incidents to administrators and the department of education, notification of parents, response to multiple incidents of restraint or seclusion of a student, local and state complaint processes and department approval of training programs.
Notice Regarding Special Education Records
RSU/MSAD 29 must notify students/parents when the school has determined that special education records are no longer needed to provide a student with a free, appropriate, public education as required according to Chapter 101, the Maine Special Education Regulations.
Records will be destroyed at the end of the school year when a student would turn 26. If you wish to obtain these records you should contact the School Department at 532-7950. These records may be useful in the future if an application is made for federal benefits.
RSU/MSAD 29 will permanently keep digitalized records of the student's most recent IEP, the Written Notice or Minutes of that meeting, a Summary of Performance, and the most recent evaluations.
The School Department shall maintain, permanently, a record of the student's name, address, phone number, grades, attendance record, classes attended, grade level completed and year completed.