Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC)

The mission of the Maynard Special Education Parent Advisory Council, or SEPAC, is to work for the understanding of, respect for, and support of all children with special needs in the community.

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Student Services/Special Education

Updates May 2024

Dear parents and guardians,

The 2024 - 2025 school year will bring a few changes in the student services department.

Ms. Heather Newman has been named the new Director of Student Services and will start July 1, 2024 replacing Mr. Jeff Ferranti who is retiring June of 2024.

New IEP forms will be introduced at your next IEP meeting. The forms may be new but the goal of the meetings will be the same: providing services that provide your child with a free and appropriate education in the least restrictive environment with a focus on Student Vision!

The main goal of the Special Education staff is to make sure our children receive their IEP services in a safe and supportive environment.   For IEP meetings we will still extend in person and remote participation options for all families.

The Student Services Team is comprised of a very dedicated team of students, parents, teachers, administrators, related service providers and professional staff committed to improving opportunities and outcomes for all students. We invite all of you to join this dedicated team in any way that works best for you including participation in the Maynard Public Schools SEPAC (Special Education Parent Advisory Council) activities.

In Maynard all students must and will be considered general education students first with full access to all services, events, activities and opportunities. 


Team chairs coordinate the special education process at each school ensuring quality programming and compliance with Federal and State Special Education Laws and Regulations.

Green Meadow and all Prek to grade 3 students 

Dorothy Brideau

Fowler School   and all grade 4 - 8 students

Katie Chagnon

Maynard High School and all grade 9 - 12 students    

Jamie Sangiovanni

Link for Referral, Evaluation, and Eligibility Determination Guidance


All students must be considered general education students first with full and unconditional access to all services, events, activities etc. 

Our highly qualified staff set high standards for all of our students. We provide a broad continuum of services that allows all students to receive instruction and access services within the least restrictive environment (LRE). 

Non-Discrimination Statement

The Maynard Public Schools strives to provide a safe, respectful, and supportive learning environment in which all students can thrive and succeed in its schools. The Maynard Public Schools prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, religion, national origin, or sexual orientation and ensures that all students have equal rights of access and equal enjoyment of the opportunities, advantages, privileges, and courses of study.

Any concerns should be addressed directly to the Building Principal, the Superintendent of Schools (978-897-2222), or the 504 Coordinator (978-897-2138). The Boston Office of the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination is located at One Ashburton Place, Boston, MA 02108.(617-727-3990)

Parent's Notice of Procedural Safeguards

Maynard Public schools: Bullying Prevention and Intervention Plan

Heather Newman , Director of Student Services.

Rhonda Rocheleau , Executive Administrative Assistant of Student Services

Student Services Maynard Public Schools, 3-R Tiger Drive, Maynard, MA 01754
(978) 897-2138