Our role as Special Educators in the Andover School District is to provide a Free Appropriate Public Education to students with disabilities between the ages of three and twenty-one as required by the legal mandates of the New Hampshire Department of Education.
We will accomplish this through the following measures:
Assessing students in all areas related to the suspected disability
Accessibility to the regular curriculum
Consideration of how the disability impacts the student’s learning
Developing goals and objectives that most appropriately meet the needs of the student
Choosing a placement in the least restrictive environment
Andover School District - Special Education Procedures Plan
The Andover School District provides special education programs and services pursuant to Public Law 94-142, NH RSA 186.c and NH Standards for Education of Handicapped Students. If you have any questions you should contact the AEMS Director of Student Support Services Beth Page at 735-2202.
The Andover School District has a duty to locate, evaluate and identify any child residing in the District who qualifies for Special Education services. Children eligible for special education include those children with disabilities who have autism, deaf-blindness, emotional disturbance, hearing impairment, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairment, other health impairment, intellectual delay, specific learning disability, speech or language impairment, traumatic brain injury, acquired brain injury, visual impairment, or developmental delay and who, because of such an impairment, need special education services.
If you suspect your child has a disability and may need special education serviceS, or if you would like additional information, please contact your child's teacher, or the AEMS Director of Student Support Services Beth Page at 735-5494.
Special Education Records Retention, ASB Policy EHB-R
All Special education records will be maintained by the district until the student reaches the age of 25. A copy of the latest IEP that was in effect prior to the student's exit from special education will be maintained by the district until the student's 60th birthday.