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FPS Increases Availability of Special Education Preschool Screenings for the 2023-2024 School Year

Framingham Public Schools

  Robert A. Tremblay, Ed.D., Superintendent of Schools

Special Education Department
Ms. Laura Spear, Director * Ms. Natalia Kierul, Interim Assistant Director

Farley Building, 19 Flagg Drive
Framingham, Massachusetts 01702
Telephone: 508-626-9123 Fax: 508-877-3201

Framingham Public Schools Increases Availability of Special Education Preschool Screenings for the 2023-2024 School Year

October 24, 2023 (Framingham, MA) -  Framingham Public Schools is increasing the availability of Special Education Screenings for preschool-aged children for the 2023-2024 school year. 

The Department of Special Education is conducting appointment-based preschool screenings in September, November, January, March and May, for children ages 3-5 years old. Caregivers who suspect their child(ren) may have a disability in any area such as learning, social, language or gross/fine motor development, should schedule a screening to assist in determining if further/formal assessment of skills in any area is warranted.

Screenings take place at BLOCKS Preschool at 29 Upper Joclyn Ave. in Framingham and take approximately 45 minutes. For those who would like to schedule a preschool screening,  please contact: Donna Angus at (508) 782-6990 or email:

In the past, Special Education Preschool Screenings were held three times each school year. The screenings took place on a designated day in the Fall, Winter, and Spring.  Caregivers could contact the Special Education Department to request a screening if they had concerns their child may have a disability.  For the 2023 - 2024 school year, the process is changing to host more screening opportunities and to increase the frequency throughout the year. This will reduce the waiting time between the screening dates. 

This information is available on the Framingham Public Schools website (Special Education PreSchool Screening - 2023-2024) and is also being shared with families directly. 

About The Department of Special Education
Through the 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. 

About Framingham Public Schools
The mission of the Framingham Public Schools is to educate each student to learn and live productively as a critically-thinking, responsible citizen in a multicultural, democratic society by providing academically challenging instructional programs taught by highly-qualified staff and supported by comprehensive services in partnership with our entire community. For news, updates, and announcements, follow Framingham Public Schools (@FraminghamPS) on FacebookTwitter, and (@framinghamschools) on Instagram. You can also join the conversation using #FraminghamSchools.

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