Special Education Standard Operating Procedure Manual

  • The Public Schools of Brookline is committed to providing students with disabilities access to the curriculum and general education programs. With in-district resources and necessary consultative services, we are able to provide the instruction necessary to help students with disabilities close the achievement gap between their skill abilities and their grade level expectations.

    The Office of Student Services has reviewed and revised previous training materials which are now compiled into the revised Special Education: Standard Operating Procedural Manual to include additional guidance from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and in response to questions raised by families. It is intended as a resource for the Brookline PK-12 staff, administration, and community stakeholders. The manual references both state and federal regulations but it is by no means an exhaustive inventory of all federal/state regulations. The following policies and procedures are aligned with:

    • The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Massachusetts General Laws ch.71 B, et seq., and Special Education Regulations 603 CMR 28.00 et. seq.
    • Individuals with Disabilities Education Act 2004, and 34 CFR 300 et. seq.
    • Section 504 The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (as amended)


    * The linked document will be reviewed and revised on a regular basis throughout the school year to remain aligned to updated state and federal regulatory guidance *