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Monomoy Special Education Child Find Notice

July 21, 2021 -- The Monomoy Regional School District (Chatham and Harwich) Child Find procedures are mandated by state and federal law. In accordance with Federal law IDEA (formerly PL 94-142), Monomoy Regional School District provides special education programs designed to meet the needs of children who are attending public schools as well as to support children who are attending private school at private expense and whose parents reside in the Monomoy District. A screening and/or evaluation is provided to children ages 3 through 21 who are unable to progress effectively in a regular education program due to a suspected disability consisting of a developmental delay, intellectual, sensory (hearing, vision, deaf/blind), neurological, Autism, emotional, communication, physical, specific learning disability, or multiple health impairment.

The Monomoy Regional Schools are committed to locating children before their 3rd birthday in order to provide services for 3- and 4-year-olds who may be eligible for special education. If you have questions or concerns regarding your child’s development, please call Melissa Maguire, Director of Student Services, at (508) 945-5130.

Additionally, if you are aware of any unaccompanied youth or any homeless families with school age children, please contact Melissa Maguire, Homeless Coordinator for Monomoy Regional School District, at (508) 945-5130. The best resource for the McKinney Vento Homeless Assistance Act is the Department of Education website.

Finally, if parents, caregivers, or community members have questions about special education services, contact Melissa Maguire at or (508) 945-5130 to discuss or to schedule a meeting.

If you believe that your child at any age should be evaluated to determine eligibility for special education services, you will need to request an evaluation at your neighborhood school. Include your child’s name, address, and date of birth, telephone number and a brief description of your concerns to the principal of your local school. The Monomoy Regional Schools’ Directory is provided below:

  • Chatham Elementary School: (508) 945-5135
  • Harwich Elementary School: (508) 430-7216
  • Monomoy Regional Middle School: (508) 945-5140
  • Monomoy Regional High School: (508) 430-7200

Monomoy Regional School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identification, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, disability or housing status in our educational programs, activities or employment practices.