Special Education Child Find Notice
Under federal and state special education regulations, Hopkinton Public Schools has a duty to locate, identify, refer, evaluate and, if eligible, provide a free, appropriate public education to students with disabilities who reside in the town of Hopkinton. For parents or guardians of children ages 3-21 years of age who have a disability or developmental delay, and who would like more information, please contact Dr. Karen Zaleski, Director of Student Services and Child Find Coordinator, at 508-497-9850.
(McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act of 2001 – Title X, Part C of the No Child Left Behind Act – Sec 725) The term “homeless children and youth” means individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence; and includes
* children and youths who are sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or similar reason; are living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative accommodations; are living in emergency or transitional shelters; are abandoned in hospitals; or are awaiting foster care placement;
* children and youths who have a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings
* children and youths who are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings,
substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings;
* migratory children who qualify as homeless for the purposes of this subtitle because the children are living in circumstances described in clauses.
For answers to any questions, you might have about McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance, please contact Dr. Karen Zaleski, Director of Student Services, McKinney-Vento Liaison, at 508-497-9850.
Parent’s Notice of Procedural Safeguards Brochure
A special education Parent’s Notice of Procedural Safeguards is available from the Office of Student Services, 508-497-9850; this brochure is available in a number of different languages at http://ww.doe.mass.edu/sped/prb.
§504 Child Find Notice
Pursuant to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which prohibits discrimination in schools receiving federal funding, the Hopkinton Public Schools has a duty to identify and evaluate students residing within its jurisdiction who have physical or mental impairments that entitle the child to specific educational services. For additional information about the rights of eligible children and their parents, or for answers to any questions you might have about Section 504 services, please contact the District’s Section 504 and Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator: