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Contact InformationTop of Page

Director of Student Services and Special Education
Admin. Assistant to the Director of Student Services and Special Education
Admin. Assistant to the Director of Student Services and Special Education
Direct Line 860-349-7208

Destruction of School RecordsTop of Page

The Student Services and Special Education Department of Regional School District 13 will destroy any and all special education/504 records of students who graduated or would have graduated with the Class of 2012.  These records may be helpful or necessary for future referrals to social security and other state services.  These records will be destroyed on August 22, 2018.
If any student, as described above, would like a copy of his/her special education/504 records, he/she must submit a written request for a copy of the records no later than August 21, 2018.  Please forward all requests to Scott Rossignol, Director of Student Services and Special Education, Regional School District 13, 135A Pickett Lane, PO Box 190, Durham, CT 06422.  Please also call the office of the Student Services and Special Education to confirm receipt of request at 860-349-7208.

Transportation Routes for ESY (Extended School Year) ProgramTop of Page

A letter was mailed out at the beginning of June 2018 stating that specific bus route information would be available by June 29th on DATTCO’s website.  DATTCO is having major website interface issues and will not be able to post the routes on their website.  The routes will now be located on the Regional School District 13 website.  There will be a link in the Announcements section of the RSD13 homepage to bring you to this page with the routes.

To ensure the most accurate information, please recheck the routes on July 6th.  Please be sure to check your child’s pick-up and/or drop off time(s) and location(s) as no paper notification will be mailed.

Should there be any updated information regarding the location of the transportation routes, you will be notified by the email currently on file.

Student Services and Special EducationTop of Page

Regional School District 13, through the Student Services and Special Education Office, offers a full complement of programs and services for qualifying students. These services include speech/language, occupational and physical therapy, nursing, counseling, and evaluation by school psychologists, social workers and counselors. Guidance and counseling services are provided in all of our schools. A continuum of special educational programs through an inclusive educational model is available for students at all levels.

Special Education
It is the goal of Regional School District 13 to identify children with disabilities at the earliest possible age. Wherever possible the intervention provided is within the regular classroom environment. Although school personnel initiate the majority of referrals, parents are encouraged to refer their child if there are concerns about educational progress. Upon referral, a Student Assistance Team, working with the parent, will determine the appropriate course of action, and whether the school's Planning and Placement Team should meet. A team of school personnel will meet with parents to discuss appropriate action.
Transition Services
Special education services for students in grade 6 and up will also include appropriate transition services as determined through the Planning and Placement Team.  As noted in the Transition Bill of Rights, the focus of these transition services is to prepare students for adulthood in the areas of employment, post-secondary schooling and life skills. Appropriate services and supports are determined on an individual basis using a variety of  transition assessments. Important information regarding transition resources including The Transition Bill of Rights can be found by visiting the CT State Department of Education website.
Health Services
Nursing services are provided by a registered nurse in each of the District's schools. Additionally, selected school staff participate in emergency training programs, thereby assuring that there is always a trained adult available in case of school emergency. In addition to providing for everyday health needs of students, the nursing staff performs required school-based health screenings and also plays an educational role regarding general school health issues.