Notice to Parents and Other Interested Parties:

Under Federal and State law, including the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the White River Valley Supervisory Union has a duty to locate, identify, and evaluate all children with disabilities residing in Bethel, Chelsea, Granville, Hancock, Rochester, Royalton, Sharon, Stockbridge, Strafford and Tunbridge, ages birth through twenty one, regardless of whether they are currently enrolled in public school. Homeless children temporarily residing in any of these towns and children enrolled in programs of home study and/or private schools are also covered by this effort. Where a child is found to meet certain statutory criteria, the school district has a duty to provide certain educational services and/or modifications and accommodations so that the child may receive a free and appropriate education as defined by law

If you are aware of a child who may have a disability, you may contact the White River Valley Supervisory Union, to make a referral for identification and/or evaluation.

Call or write:

Annette Rhoades

Director of Special Services

461 Waterman Road

South Royalton, VT 05068

Phone: 802-763-3865

Copies of Parental Rights under both Section 504 and Special Education are available upon request by contacting the person identified above.

Be assured that all information collected about a child is confidential under the protections of the Family Rights to Privacy Act and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.