Office hours are 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Monday through Friday, except holidays
Karen Ropes, Interim Special Education Administrator (November 2019)
Direct Line - (207) 363-1288
Special Education Services
York School Department recognizes its obligation under state and federal law to program for students with disabilities in the least restrictive educational environment. Toward that end, York school Department shall ensure that, to the maximum extent appropriate, students with disabilities are educated with children who are not disabled, and that special education, separate schooling or other removal of students with disabilities from the regular educational environment occurs only when the nature or severity of the disability is such that education in regular classes with the use of supplementary aids and services cannot be achieved satisfactorily.
All determinations regarding programming in the least restrictive environment shall be made by the Individual Education Plan and shall draw upon a multidisciplinary assessment of the student's needs. York School Department has available the full continuum of alternative placements when making placement determinations.
The York School Department actively tries to locate any unserved children with educational handicaps who reside within the school district. We are interested in any children, age 0-20 who may have mental, emotional or physical handicaps. We may be able to provide services that could make a lasting difference for these children through referring, identifying and evaluating their needs. If you are aware of any unserved children, please bring them to our attention by contacting the York Special Education Department at 363-1288.