As a public charter school, McAuliffe is committed to working with families as a Team to transition students with IEPs into the school and to provide comparable services to meet the students’ learning needs. In accordance with state and federal regulations, the school ensures that all scholars receive a free and appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment.

Families should alert the school (via the enrollment process) that their child has an Individualized Education Program (IEP). Families should plan to attend their district’s IEP meeting in the spring in order to prepare an IEP for a middle school environment.  Then, the family will meet with McAuliffe Special Educators for a transition meeting where the team adjusts the IEP so that it aligns with the McAuliffe program and provides comparable services.

Parents/guardians of scholars with disabilities are encouraged to participate in McAuliffe’s SE-PAC (Special Education Parent Advisory Council). The SE-PAC is committed to providing families with information and support.  Contact Cori Jacomme if you have any questions about SE-PAC.

For more information about Students with Disabilities in Charter schools, click here.

Additional Resources:

Notice of Procedural Safeguards: (formerly known ““Parent’s Rights Brochure”): The Parent’s Rights Brochure is designed to assist the parent in understanding the special education process, and the rights of the parent’s when their child has been referred for or is receiving special education services.

Notice of Procedural Safeguards
Aviso para los Padres/Madres de Garantias de Procedimientos
Aviso aos pais sobre salvaguardas processuais

Parent’s Guide to Special Education: Written collaboratively by the Federation for Children with Special Needs and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, “A Parent’s Guide to Special Education” was developed to serve as a resource for parents and the organizations that serve them.

A Parent’s Guide to Special Education
Guía para los Padres de Familia sobre los Servicios de Educación Especial
Guia dos Pais Sobre Educação Especial
Students with Disabilities in Charter Schools
Estudiantes con discapacidades en escuelas subvencionadas
Alunos com deficiências (físicas ou mentais) em escolas tipo charter