Special Services

Bonny Eagle SAD #6
Special Services
Address: 94 Main St., Buxton, ME 04093
Phone: (207) 929-3831
(207) 642-2480
FAX: (207)929-9127

Welcome to the Special Services Website
This website provides information on several areas:
Special Education
Gifted and Talented (GATES)
English Language Learners

We want to welcome you to the Instructional Support Website and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the department.

Kathryn Hawes, Director of Special Education
Larilee English, Assistant Director of Special Education

What is Special Education?

Special education means specially designed instruction, at no cost to parents, to meet the unique needs of a child with a disability, including instruction conducted in the classroom, in the home, in hospitals and institutions, and in other settings; and instruction in physical education. Special education includes each of the following if the services otherwise meet the requirements of the first paragraph: speech-language pathology services, travel training, and vocational education. [34 CFR 300.39(a)]

What is Gifted and Talented? (GATES)


SUMMARY:Maine law requires school administrative units to establish educational programs for gifted and talented children by 1991-1992 in the schools of the unit. This rule establishes the gifted and talented education program standards governing each school administrative unit in the state and adopts procedures for ascertaining compliance with all applicable, legal requirements for the establishment, approval, and funding of such programs as authorized by Title 20-A, section 8101, et seq. and section 15603, sub-section 22(c).

English Language Learner (ELL)

A non-native English speaking student who has difficulty with English. Sometimes referred to as limited-English-proficient (LEP). All public schools have to offer ELL students some kind of appropriate education and the federal government helps pay for this education.

Notice of Procedural Safeguards

In the Individuals with Disabilities Improvement Act of 2004 (the reauthorization of the IDEA, 2004), the Congress required the U.S. Department of Education to publish and widely disseminate 'model forms', that are "consistent with the requirements of [Part B of the IDEA]" and "sufficient to meet the requirements." This notice of procedural safeguards has been provided to the states.

Please see the links and files below and to the left for Special Education information.

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