Student Services

The mission of the Department of Special Services is to ensure that students, ages three to twenty-one, who require special education will receive specially designed instruction of high quality and of sufficient intensity so that each will have the opportunity to achieve to a high standard. To this end, the Department of Special Services provides a variety of support services to Montville students who need them. Services may include special education, speech and language, school psychology, school social work, occupational therapy, physical therapy, health services, or gifted and talented support.

Special education and general education faculty and staff members work closely together to foster learning environments that support students in their work toward attaining Montville’s curriculum standards. Individual student needs are identified and programs planned through the Planning and Placement Team (PPT). The PPT identifies students eligible to receive special education and designs Individualized Education Plans (IEPs). To the greatest extent possible, students participate in the general education curriculum with supports, services, and instruction designed to allow them to demonstrate their knowledge, skills, and abilities in a variety of ways.

Parents are valued partners in the Planning and Placement Team process. The Montville Public Schools believe that ongoing communication and collaboration between home and school are essential in developing shared expectations for students. Encouragement from both home and school is essential to helping students put forth the necessary effort to achieve their personal best.

If you think your child might have a disability, contact your school for more information.

Paula LaChance
Director of Special Services

A Parent's Guide to Special Education in Connecticut

IEP Manual

Notice of Parent Rights

Building a Bridge


Montville Public Schools

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