Department of Special Education

  • Framingham Public Schools provides a broad array of services for children and youth identified with disabilities from the ages of three through twenty-two.   State and federal special education laws and regulations, namely The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), govern the referral, evaluation, and placement procedures.  Framingham Public Schools is committed to the goal of providing an appropriate education for students with needs in the least restrictive environment. 


    Tiered Focused Monitoring 

    During the 2021-2022 school year, Framingham Public Schools participated in a Tiered Focused Monitoring Review (TFM) conducted by the Department’s Office of Public School Monitoring (PSM). The purpose of the Tiered Focused Monitoring Review is to monitor compliance with regulatory requirements, focusing on special education and civil rights.


    We are pleased to share that the Department found our district to be in compliance with all of the criteria monitored during the TFM Review and no corrective action is required at this time.


    Click  HERE to read the full Tiered Focused Monitoring report. 


News & Events

District News

  • December 2022 - Distribution of Material

    12/2/22: These Framingham-based, youth-oriented, non-profit organizations would love to see FPS students to join their programs/events.

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  • COVID Vaccine Clinic: Dec. 6th

    12/1/22: The final COVID Vaccine clinic for this calendar year will be held Tuesday, December 6th from 5:30pm - 7:30pm at Cameron Middle School.

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  • Upcoming Dates & Celebrations

    11/30/22: This Smore contains important dates and events taking place in the month of December.

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  • Adv. Notice: Emergency Notification Test

    11/29/22: On Thursday, December 1st, the District will be testing the emergency notification system. Calls, texts, and emails will be sent to the FPS Community at 4:30pm.

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  • PEL Applications

    11/23/22: Framingham Public Schools is partnering with the MetroWest YMCA and Framingham State University - Centers for Early Childhood Education on Partnerships for Early Learners (PEL) which offers PreK learning opportunities to Framingham-based families whose four year old children are not currently enrolled in an early childhood program due to lack of access, resources, finances or opportunity.

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Contact Us

  • Department of Special Education

    Farley Building

    19 Flagg Drive

    Framingham, MA 01702

    Phone:  508-626-9123

    Fax: 508-877-3201

    Office Hours: 8:00am - 4:00pm

    Laura Spear
    Assistant Director
    Ildefonso Arellano
    Executive Assistant
    Sandy Kivlehan

    Fax: 508-877-3201