The Arlington Public Schools provides a comprehensive array of programs and services from pre-school through grades 12 designed to address the needs of eligible students who have a disability and require specially designed instruction.
Arlington Public Schools recently participated in a Tiered Focus Monitoring Review (TFM) conducted by the Department's Office of Public School Monitoring (PSM). The purpose of the Tiered Focus Monitoring Review is to monitor compliance with regulatory requirements focusing on special education and civil rights.
Each school district, charter school, vocational school, and virtual school undergoes a Tiered Focused Monitoring Review every three years. The statewide Tiered Focused Monitoring cycle is posted at https://www.doe.mass.edu/psm/tfm/6yrcycle.html. Regularly monitored standards are divided into two groups, known as Group A Universal Standards and Group B Universal Standards. Districts and schools are monitored on an alternate set of Universal Standards every three years in the areas of Special Education (SE), Civil Rights Methods of Administration and Other General Education Requirements (CR), selected requirements from the MA Board of Education's Physical Restraint regulations, Student Learning Time regulations, and various requirements under other federal and state laws.
The Department is pleased to report that the district was found to be in compliance with all criteria reviewed; no corrective action is required at this time.
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Assistant Superintendent of Student Services
Main Office: 781-316-3530
Arlington High School
Special Education Dept, 6th Floor
869 Massachusetts Avenue
Arlington, MA 02476
Special Education Coordinators
High School: Amy Forsythe
Middle School: Amy Benjamin
Elementary (Bishop, Peirce, & Stratton): Kristin Burke
Elementary (Dallin & Thompson): Chris Carlson [email protected]
Elementary (Brackett & Hardy): Louisa Popkin
Early Childhood: Joyce Schlenger
Out of District: Chris Carlson