Special Services

Child Find -

All children and students with disabilities, regardless of the severity of their disability, residing within the State, including children and students with disabilities who are homeless or are in State custody or are vulnerable adults, or are attending independent schools or enrolled in home study, and who are in need of special education and related services shall be identified, located and evaluated.

If you suspect your child may have a disability that affects his or her ability to learn in school, please contact CCSU Special Services 802-684-3801.

English Language Learners -

English-language learners, or ELLs, are students who are unable to communicate fluently or learn effectively in English, who often come from non-English-speaking homes and backgrounds, and who typically require specialized or modified instruction in both the English language and in their academic courses. Students who take an assessment that identifies them as an English Language Learner are eligible for ELL supports and services in school. New residents to towns in the CCSU should be completing a Primary Home Language Survey when they enroll their children at one of the seven schools.

If you have any questions about your child’s status as an English Language Learner, please contact CCSU Special Services 802-684-3801.

Extended School Year (ESY) Services –

ESY Services are offered during the summer to students on an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) based on a screening process done by the student’s school each year. 

If you have questions about your child’s eligibility for Extended School Year services, please contact CCSU Special Services 802-684-3801.

Homeless Families -

Vermont's Education for Homeless Children and Youth program ensures that homeless students have equal access to the same free, appropriate, public education (including public preschool) provided to other Vermont children, with the opportunity to meet the same challenging state content and student performance standards. Funding from McKinney-Vento Act, as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act, supports the Education for Homeless Children and Youth program. As defined in the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, a homeless person is an individual who lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence.

If you have school-age children, have lost your primary residence, and are currently residing temporarily in a home in Barnet, Cabot, Danville, Peacham, Plainfield, Marshfield, Walden or Waterford, please contact CCSU Special Services 802-684-3801.