Pupil Personnel Services
Canton Public Schools - Pupil Personnel Services
76 Simonds Avenue
Canton, CT 06019
Canton Public Schools -
Department of Pupil Personnel Services
The Canton Public School System is committed to educating all students including those who meet the criteria for eligibility for special education services according to the Individual with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). We believe that all students should receive free and appropriate educational services which enable them to develop to their full potential through the provision of specialized instruction, related services and accommodations. We are committed to meeting individual student needs through instructional efforts that focus on federal and state expectations to educate students in their home schools, in the least restrictive environment, in order to maximize access to the general education curriculum and to non-disabled peers.
Strongly committed to the concept of inclusion, the special education service models throughout the district have been developed to support this concept. At the same time, we believe that a continuum of placement options must be maintained to meet the unique and individual needs of our students.
We are also strongly committed to educating students through collaborative partnerships among families, educators, and service providers to ensure that all students are provided with a high-quality, comprehensive and equitable education which will enable our students to become confident, respected, productive and contributing citizens of our community, higher education and the workplace.
Adopted June 6, 2012
Mary Dorpalen, Director of Pupil Personnel Services
Pam Lentz, Administrative Assistant to the Director of Pupil Personnel Services
Pat Rogers, Secretary, Pupil Personnel Services
2012-2013 Department of Pupil Personnel Services Staff Directory
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Parent Resources and Workshops:
Autism Spectrum Resource Fair - November 3, 2012
Guidelines and Forms:
CT Framework for RTI - A Family Guide
Guidelines for Identifying
Learning Disabilities ~ September 2010
Steps to Protect a Child’s Right to Special Education:
Parental Notification of the Laws Relating to the
use of Seclusion and Restraint in the Public Schools