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Students Requiring Special Services

Under federal and state statutes, children requiring special education are those children who have one or more of the following disabilities, which adversely affect their educational performance and who therefore require specially designed instruction: autism, deaf-blindness, hearing impairment, learning disabilities, intellectual disability, multiple disability, orthopedically impairment, other health impairment, emotional disturbance, speech/language impairment, visual impairment/blindness, traumatic brain injury, developmental delay. Special education is available to preschool children who have attained the age of three years and whose degree and type of disability, based on the evaluation by the Planning and Placement Team, is such that the absence of special education will impair the child's educational development to the extent that it is unlikely that the child will be able to make satisfactory educational progress when the child attains school age. 

The term special education means specially designed instruction, special classes, programs and services, at no cost to parents, to meet the unique needs of a child with a disability.


Procedural Safeguards in Special Education [English-PDF] [Spanish-PDF]

Explains the specific rights and responsibilities of the parent in the special education process.

 2015 Parental Notification of the Laws Relating to Seclusion and Restraint in the Public Schools [PDF] [DOC]



The Rocky Hill Board of Education is responsible for providing a free, appropriate public education for all students including those students with disabilities ages three to twenty-one. The Department of Pupil Services, in coordination with each building principal, is responsible for the overall referral, identification and programming for children and youth with disabilities who require special education instruction and related special services.

The Rocky Hill Public School system is committed to educating students with disabilities in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE). This means, to the maximum extent appropriate, students with disabilities are educated with students who are not disabled and in their neighborhood schools. It also means that special classes, separate schooling or other removal of students with disabilities occurs only when the nature and severity of the disability is such that education in regular classes with the use of supplemental aids and services cannot be achieved satisfactorily. 


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District Seal Rocky Hill Public Schools Notice of Non-Discrimination

The Rocky Hill Board of Education prohibits discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, marital status, military or veteran’s status, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation and past or present learning disability, physical disability or mental disorder.  The Rocky Hill Board of Education provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.  The Rocky Hill Board of Education guarantees compliance under Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments Acts of 1973, section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the American with Disabilities Act of 1991 and Connecticut General Statutes 46a-60.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Amy Stevenson
Director of Special Education and Pupil Personnel Services
761 Old Main St.
Rocky Hill, CT 06067

For further information on non-discrimination, visit:
for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.

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