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Sharon Public Schools Child Find 2023-2024

The Sharon Public Schools, in accordance with Federal law, IDEA and Massachusetts law 603 CMR 28.00, provides special education programs designed to meet the needs of children with disabilities. It is the responsibility of the Sharon Public Schools to locate, identify, and evaluate any child, who is between the ages of 3 and 21, and who may have a disability. Regardless of the severity of the disability, it is the District’s responsibility to determine if the child is eligible for special education or related services under the above-mentioned regulations and laws.

This includes children who are attending not only the public schools within the Town of Sharon but also those who are attending private schools at private expense in Sharon and/or whose parents reside in Sharon. This includes homeschooled students.

As a district, we are committed to identifying children before their third birthday in order to provide early intervention services for three and four-year-olds. If you suspect that your child, at any age, may need an evaluation to determine eligibility for special education services, you may request an evaluation, at no cost, at your neighborhood school.

If you suspect your child may have a disability and may be eligible for special education, please contact your neighborhood school directly with questions or requests for evaluation.

The Children’s Center: Stacia LeMond 781-784-1594

Cottage Street Elementary: Michelle Saravara 781-784-1580 ext. 1303

East Elementary: Cheryl Carlson 781-784-1552 ext. 2212

Heights Elementary: Mark Crehan 781-784-1595 ext. 3002

Sharon Middle School: Elizabeth Deschene 781-784-1560 ext. 6017

Sharon High School: Brian White 781-784-1554 ext. 81209

Sharon Public Schools offers all programs and services without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, and disability.

If you need additional assistance please contact the main office of the Department of Student Services directly at 781-784-1563

Director of Student Services: Jessica Murphy M.Ed., CAGS.