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Student Services 


August 2019

Dear Families:

On behalf of the Student Service staff, I am delighted to welcome you back to the new school year. We value, appreciate and seek out your partnership to ensure that all students can achieve their maximum potential. We recognize that in order for students to be successful in school, they require support from both home and school. A strong home school partnership will pave the way for success.

Parents Notice of Procedural Safeguards can be found on the Dracut Public School Website, under Student Services. In accordance with federal special education law, school districts are required to provide these “Safeguard” brochures once per year to the parents and guardians of students enrolled in special education services. I would encourage you to read and maintain this brochure to be able to reference throughout the school year. If you have any questions regarding the contents of these “Safeguards”, please contact your Team Chairperson at your student’s school. Should you require a hard copy of the “Safeguards”, one will be provided to you. If you require the “Safeguards” in an additional language, a copy will be made available to you.

Please review the Massachusetts Parental Notice and One Time Consent to allow the School District to access MassHealth (Medicaid) benefits for reimbursement for services delivered in school, also found on the Dracut Public Schools Website, under Student Services. All information concerning your student is strictly confidential and will not affect your child’s benefits or services. This program is supported by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). If your student is eligible to participate in the reimbursement program, please sign the One Time form granting permission to seek this federal claim. If you have already done so- thank you. If not, please return the form to the Student Services Office at your earliest convenience. If you require a hard copy of the form, please contact Student Services and one will be made available

Also, please consider attending a meeting of the Dracut Special Education Parent Advisory Committee. The SEPAC is an important and free resource for the families of Dracut as well as to the Student Service Department in the role of school and family liaison. Your membership and participation is integral in assisting the district in providing an appropriate educational environment for all Dracut students.

I am enthusiastically looking forward to the start of the school year and working with parents, guardians, school professionals and community leaders to achieve a common goal of ensuring a robust school experience for all students. Many changes are happening in Dracut and I am blessed to be able to be a part of those changes. Best wishes for the new year!


Cordially,
Kimberly Lawrence, M.Ed.,CAGS
Director of Student Services


Welcome Parents and Guests to the Student Services Page of the Dracut Public Schools Website!

The Office of Student Services coordinates the services that the Dracut Public Schools provide to students who require specialized instruction and/or support. These services may include:

  • Specially Designed Instruction
  • Speech and Language Services
  • Guidance and Psychological Services
  • Nursing Services
  • Specialized Transportation

Additionally the Office serves as the Compliance Office for the Dracut Public Schools for many State and Federal Regulations including IDEA, Section 504 and Title IX.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 978-957-4633, or by sending an email to Kimberly Lawrence, Director of Student Services at klawrence@dracutps.org

We welcome your comments and suggestions as we work to keep the DPS Student Services Page fresh


Staff Contacts
NameTitlePhone
Kimberly LawrenceDirector of Student Services(978) 957-4633
Johanna GarneauOut-of-District Coordinator for Special Education(978) 957-4633
Deborah DelSoliaBCBA(978) 957-4633
Robert FiorePhysical Therapist(978) 957-4633
Mercedes TranSchool Psychologist(978) 957-4633
Stephanie WalesElementary School Psychologist(978) 957-4633
Lissa LessardStudent Services Secretary(978) 957-4633
Shirley RallsStudent Services Office Secretary(978) 957-4633