• Special Education

    Special Education policies and procedures at the Lowell Middlesex Academy Charter School are guided by federal and state law. The special education department at LMACS is available by phone or appointment to provide students and families with information regarding special education services. The school encourages and supports family involvement and encourages families to attend Team Meetings and Parental Advocacy Committee (PAC) meetings. Meeting times are posted below. Families are respected as important decision makers for their children's education and the school believes that developing school-family partnerships is critical to the success of each student. Please feel free to contact the special education staff with any issues or concerns. Contact numbers for the special education staff are listed below.

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION

    Notice of Destruction of Special Education Records for the Lowell Middlesex Academy Charter School

    Attention Parents/Guardians, Former Students, Eligible (Adult) Students: Special Education records which have been collected by the Lowell Middlesex Academy Charter School (LMACS) to the identification, evaluation, educational placement, or the provision of Special Education must be maintained under state and federal laws for a period of seven years after Special Education services have ended for the student. Special Education services end when the student no longer is eligible for services, graduates, completes his or her educational program at age 22, or moves from the district.

    This notification is to inform parents/guardians and former students of LMACS's intent to destroy the Special Education records of students who were no longer receiving Special Education services as of the end of the 2010-2011 school year. These records will be destroyed in accordance with state law unless the parent/guardian or eligible (adult) student notifies the school district otherwise. The purpose of destruction is to protect the student from improper and unauthorized disclosure of the confidential information contained within the file. After seven years, the records are no longer useful to the district, but they may be useful to the parent/guardian or former student in applying for Social Security benefits, rehabilitation services, college entrance, etc. The parent/guardian or eligible (adult) student may request a copy of the records in writing or in person at the following address:

    67 Middle Street, Lowell, MA 01852 or call 978-656-3165
    Request copies by July 1, 2018

    Special Education Contact Information

    Patricia Harding
    Special Education Coordinator
    978-656-3204
    hardingp@middlesex.mass.edu

    Special Education Forms

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