Student Services

Special Education

Special education in RSU 40 comprises many different aspects along the continuum of services including monitoring, consultation, and direct services.  These services are provided in many different formats including regular educational classrooms, resource rooms, life skills programs, and day treatment programs.  These programs are available for students in grades kindergarten through twelve.  All programs are equipped with knowledgeable staff to provide for each student’s individual needs.


The Procedural Safeguards set forth in the Maine Unified Special Education Regulations are the rights that apply when children are in the referral process for special education; or already identified under special education; or whose parents believe should be identified under special education.

RSU 40 has a duty to locate, evaluate and identify any child residing in Friendship, Union, Waldoboro, Warren or Washington who qualifies for Special Education services or Section 504 accommodations or services.

Children eligible for special education include those children with disabilities who have autism, deaf-blindness, developmental delay, emotional-behavior disability, hearing impairment, mental disability, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairment, other health impairment, specific learning disability, speech or language impairment, traumatic brain injury, visual impairment, or developmental delay and who, because of such an impairment, require special education services.

Children eligible for Section 504 accommodations or services include those children who have a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity.

If you suspect your child has a disability and may need special education services or 504 accommodations, or if you would like additional information, please contact your child’s school administrator.


KarenBrackettCentralDirector of Special Services
CaseyLufkinCentralAssistant Director of Special Services
JenniferBrooksCentralAdministrative Assistant of Special Services