The Nashua School District Special Education Department ensures that students with educational disabilities are provided with a free and appropriate public education (FAPE). We provide access to the general education curriculum whenever appropriate, as mandated by federal statutes and New Hampshire standards.
The special education process is designed to enable parents of students with educational disabilities and our staff to work together to ensure that each child is provided an appropriate education. The District believes that parents are an important part of this process and we encourage them to take an active role.
The District has a strong and longstanding belief in appropriate inclusion. The District has served as a national demonstration site for appropriate inclusion since 1989, recognizing the benefits of an inclusive school environment long before the federal regulations, which strengthened the inclusion mandate, were issued in 1999.