It is the responsibility of the Newton Public Schools to identify any child who is a resident of Newton, or who attends a private school in Newton who 1nay have a disability. It is also the responsibility of the Newton Public Schools to evaluate those students to determine if they are eligible for special education or related services under IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) or 603 CMR28 (Massachusetts Special Education Regulations) , or who may be eligible under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
If you suspect that your school-aged child has a disability, you may request an evaluation, at no cost, at your neighborhood school. Please contact the principal at your neighborhood school for information about referring your child.
The Newton Public Schools is committed to identifying children before their third birthday that tnay need special education services. If you have questions or concerns that your child under 3 may have a disability, please contact the Newton Early Childhood Program. www .newton .kl2.rna.us/NECP Phone: 617-559- 6050