Director of Pupil Services
73 Harlow Street
Bangor, Maine 04401
Email Mrs. Rapaport
Consistent with Maine special education regulations, the Bangor School Department is notifying parents of students identified under the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) that certain educational records of their children are no longer needed to provide educational services to the students or to demonstrate that the Bangor School Department provided the students with a free appropriate public education as required by law and regulations. Permanent records including student name, address, telephone number, grades, attendance records, classes attended, grade level completed and year completed are maintained by the Bangor School Department without time limitations, but the special education records of students whose birthdate is 12/31/1991 or before will be destroyed beginning September 1, 2018. Parents may retrieve student records prior to that date by contacting, in writing, the Director of Pupil Services, 73 Harlow Street, Bangor, Maine 04401. Please indicate the student’s name and date of birth.
The Bangor School Department provides comprehensive special education programs and accommodations for children with disabilities. Ranging from consultation and resource room programs which assist students with disabilities in regular classroom settings, to hospital/homebound programs, including diagnostic and supportive personnel, we offer our special education population experiences based on inclusionary practices and teachers sensitive to the individual needs of each of their students.
As part of the Southern Penobscot Regional Program for Children with Exceptionalities, the Bangor School Department sponsors three regional programs designed to teach children with moderate to profound special needs. Students from throughout the region attend Bangor’s programs for students with hearing impairments and multiple disabilities. The Bangor Regional Therapeutic Day Program provides students access to quality educational programming in a therapeutic environment. Staff provide positive behavioral support to help students learn needed strategies to regulate their social and emotional behavior enabling them to learn skills that will assist them in returning successfully to their public school settings.
Acadia Education Program
Students who require psychiatric hospitalization are provided on-site instruction in the Acadia Hospital educational program.
Students with Disabilities
Parents and/or students who suspect that they may have a disability that may require special education and related services under the Individuals with Disabilities Act, and/or reasonable accommodations under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, should contact their building administrator to initiate procedures that will provide supports for their successful school participation.