Student Services

Student Services

Department of Elementary & Secondary Education (DESE)
Tiered Focus Monitoring (TFM) Review
at Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School

During the week of April 22, 2024, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Office of Public School Monitoring (PSM) will conduct a Tiered Focused Monitoring Review of Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School. The Office of Public School Monitoring visits each district and charter school every three years to monitor compliance with federal and state special education and civil rights regulations. Areas of review related to special education include student assessments, determination of eligibility, the Individualized Education Program (IEP) Team process, and IEP development and implementation. Areas of review related to civil rights include bullying, student discipline, physical restraint, and equal access to school programs for all students.

In addition to the onsite visit, parent outreach is an important part of the review process. The review chairperson from the Office of Public School Monitoring will send all parents of students with disabilities an online survey that focuses on key areas of their child’s special education program. Survey results will contribute to the development of a report. During the onsite review, the Office of Public School Monitoring will interview the chairperson(s) of the district’s Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC). Other onsite activities may include interviews of district staff and administrators, reviews of student records, and onsite observations. 

Parents and other individuals may call Corey Steinman, Public School Monitoring Chairperson, at (781) 338- 3742 to request a telephone interview. If an individual requires an accommodation, such as translation, to participate in an interview, the Department will make the necessary arrangements.

Within approximately 60 business days after the onsite visit, the review chairperson will provide the (district or charter school) with a report with information about areas in which the (district or charter school) meets or exceeds regulatory requirements and areas in which the (district or charter school) requires assistance to correct or improve practices. The public will be able to access the report at

Letter from Richard Whitehead regarding the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education's updated IEP Form (2/16/2024)

8th to 9th Grade Tri-District Transition Process (January 2023)    

A Welcome Letter from Richard Whitehead, Director of Student Services.

Student Services encompasses a broad spectrum of supports provided as part of any student’s experience at Lincoln-Sudbury. In some cases the services are mandated by law, as with Special Education, English Language Learner Programs, and Section 504 Accommodation Plans (for non-special education students with disabilities who require only classroom accommodations in order to make progress in the general education curriculum). Other services provided include guidance counseling, clinical counseling, Title One remediation services, nursing/medical services, record-keeping related to student attendance, graduation and transcripts, and mandatory government reporting and compliance activity.

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