To provide services to children with special education needs, the Norfolk Public Schools System invites all local agencies to participate in the identification of children with special needs. Contact the Norfolk Special Education Department for information regarding eligibility guidelines, Chapter 766 procedures and services. Direct written inquiries to Norfolk Public Schools, Special Education Department, 232 Mainstreet, Norfolk, MA. 02056, or call 508-541-5478.
Norfolk Public Schools Conducting Child Search
In accordance with Federal Law, IDEA and Massachusetts Law 603CMR28.00, the Norfolk Public Schools provides special education programs designed to meet the needs of children who are attending not only public schools but also those who are attending private school at private expense and whose parents reside in Norfolk.
Norfolk provides all children with an opportunity to participate in the public schools programs using a continuous and systematic effort to identify children in need of special education services.
The Norfolk Public Schools will arrange for the provision and evaluation of those who are not now attending the public school or children ages 3 through 21 who are unable to progress effectively in a regular program due to a suspected disability consisting of a developmental delay or an intellectual, sensory, neurological, emotional, communication, physical, specific learning, or health impairment or combination thereof.
All programs and services are offered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation and disability.
Special Education Parent Advisory Council
The Norfolk Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SpedPAC) is a parent advisory committee which seeks to support and educate parents of special needs students in Norfolk.
The meetings are open to anyone who has an interest in education and especially special education in the Norfolk schools.