Our Special Education department embraces a philosophy of inclusion in the least restrictive environment (LRE) and works diligently to provide all students with a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE). Special Education services are available to all students preschool through graduation and young adults ages 18-22 who are determined to be eligible through the evaluation process. Federal guidelines for students’ eligibility and services are outlined by IDEA 2004 (Individual with Disabilities Act). When a child is determined to be eligible the school system, in partnership with the parent, develops an Individual Education Program. The definition of inclusion is treated independently for each child and services are determined on an individual basis through the IEP process. We are especially proud of the variety of programs and support services that we have available to ensure that students succeed within our schools. 

If you would like to learn more about our programs and services, or have any specific questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at 978-921-6100 EXT. 21732 or bsplansky@beverlyschools.org. I look forward to hearing from you and working with your family on behalf of your child.

Bethany Splansky
Administrator of Special Education 
and Pupil Personnel Services.