Special Education & Services
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The Philosophy of the Special Education program is consistent with the school's mission statement. Specialized courses and approaches to learning are designed to help students meet high expectations, state and district requirements, and the challenges of the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks, while addressing the goals and objectives of their Individualized Education Program (IEP).

Special education services and programs are offered in accordance with state and federal laws that govern special education, and are driven by the scope of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks. Keefe Regional Technical School is committed to providing exceptional service to students with disabilities in the least restrictive environment while working collaboratively with parents and the community to meet the diverse needs of all learners.

Students participate in a fully inclusive setting with support from special educators and ancillary service providers. Additional supports are available through a structured system to provide access to the general curriculum as prescribed by the IEP.



Job Entry Training (JET) Program
The Job Entry Training Program (JET) is a substantially separate program available to high school age students who qualify through the IEP process. This  program provides a modified, functional based academic component, pre-vocational skill development and transition planning catered to meet individual needs.  


Considering Keefe?
Representatives from the special education department are available to participate in team meetings for students considering Keefe Regional Technical School. This will ensure a careful review of current level of performance and provide an opportunity to discuss service delivery and any concerns that potential students and families may have in preparation for the transition.


Keefe Tech Parent Advisory Council (KTPAC)
The Joseph P. Keefe Technical School Parent Advisory Council (KTPAC) provides parents, guardians, and caregivers an opportunity to meet, network and share experiences, resources, and relevant special education information to help navigate the needs of children with disabilities.  All are welcome to attend meetings and programming.

The KTPAC provides a comfortable and supportive environment that provides information on a wide range of Special Education related topics via meetings, workshops, and speakers.


PAC Meeting Dates

October 5th 2017 @ 5:30
Annual Procedural Safeguards meeting

Guidance for Special Education PAC's
http://www.doe.mass.edu/sped/pac/guidelines.pdf


Additional Resources

Parent Information: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
http://www.doe.mass.edu/sped/parents.html

Notice of Procedural Safeguards
http://www.doe.mass.edu/sped/prb/

MA Rehabilitation Commission / Department of Developmental Services
http://www.mass.gov

The Federation for Children with Special Needs
http://fcsn.org

Massachusetts Families Organizing for Change
http://www.mfofc.org

U.S Department of Education
http://www2.ed.gov

Autism Speaks
https://www.autismspeaks.org