Welcome to the Barre Unified Union School District (BUUSD) Special Services Department
Special Education is defined through both federal and state regulations and all BUUSD Schools comply with these regulations. The Barre Unified Union School District Special Services Department strives to meet the educational, social/emotional, and behavioral needs of all eligible children in grades Pre-K-12 through a variety of comprehensive programs.
Barre Unified Union School District #097 Notice
All children and youths, ages 0-21 years who are residents of the Barre Unified Union School District are eligible to receive an appropriate education at public expense regardless of any handicaps they may have. The Barre Public School System may be unaware of all resident children and youths with disabilities. If you know of a child who may be eligible for special education services and is not in school or otherwise being educated at public expense, please notify the school system by calling or writing to Stacy Anderson or Don McMahon.
If you are unable to find what you are looking for on this page, please don't hesitate to contact either of us, or the appropriate staff member at your school.
Request for Contracted/Related Services Proposals
The Barre Unified Union School District is seeking proposals for contracted and related services for the 2019-20 school year. See our RFP here:
- VT Agency of Education Special Education Family Resources
- Rules and Regulations Governing Special Education in VT
- Notice of Procedural Safeguards
- Vermont Family Network
- Special Education Records Act
- Section 504 Notice to Parents
- Additional A.D.A. & Section 504 Resources
The VT Agency of Education provides a number of resources to help families make decisions about special education services for students who have disabilities and who are eligible for special education services under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Visit their website by clicking on the following link:
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires schools to provide parents of a child with a disability with a notice containing a full explanation of the procedural safeguards available under the Act, as well as Vermont Agency of Education Special Education Rules. You can find that information by clicking on the following link:
Notice to Barre Residents - Special Education Records Act
Please be advised that all special education records for those students formerly attending Spaulding High School, Barre City Elementary and Middle School, and Barre Town Middle and Elementary School who graduated, moved, or transferred in the 2011/12 school year will be destroyed on or about August 1 2019.
If you would like to receive your records, send a signed letter of request to Barre Unified Union School District, Special Services Office, 120 Ayers St., Barre VT 05641.
Section 504 Notice to Parents of Children with Disabilities, and Parents with Children with Suspected Disabilities
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and/or the Americans with Disabilities Act, a child who has a mental or physical impairment that is substantially limiting the child’s ability to perform a major life activity is protected from discrimination on the basis of disability. (Major life activities include such activities as: caring for one’s self, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, learning, thinking, concentrating, eating, sleeping, reading, communicating). Among those protections is the availability of accommodations and services that are necessary to assure that the child is not excluded from participation in or denied the benefits under, any Barre public school program, facility or activity, solely on account of disability.
Whether or not your child is currently receiving a public education, if you believe that your child may have a disability, or if you have questions about this notice or the rights of students with disabilities and their parents under Section 504, or about referral, evaluation and/or planning procedures available to students who are protected by Section 504, please contact the person(s) identified below, or your child’s school principal.
The Barre Unified Union School District Non-Discrimination Coordinator is:
120 Ayers St., Barre, VT 05641
Overview of ADA, Early Childhood Special Education and Section 504
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private places that are open to the general public. The purpose of the law is to make sure that people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else. For more information on your rights under the ADA and Section 504, please read the following document: