Special Education means specially designed instruction, at no cost to parents, to meet the unique needs of children with disabilities, as defined by the commisioner, including: (1) instruction conducted in the classroom, in the home, in hospitals and institutions and in other settings; and (b) instruction in physical education.  Services may include classroom modifications, physical/occupational/speech therapy, or placement in a specialized program or school. The Kittery School District adheres to state and federal regulations that affect special education and children in particular.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (F.E.R.P.A.) is the guideline governing the manner in which student records are maintained and supervised.  It ensures that students and parents of students have access to their official records.

Joe Bassett

Director of Special Services

McKinney-Vento Homeless Liaison


Sarah Lane

Administrative Assistant



Rebecca "Becca" Webb

Administrative Assistant




The Kittery School District destroys the education records of its special education students at the end of the school year in which the student would turn 26 years old.  Parents or adult students wishing to obtain these records should contact the Kittery School District at that time.   The Kiittery School District shall maintain permanently a record of a student's name, address, phone number, grades, attendance record, classes attended, grade level completed, and year completed. 

To obtain special education records, please contact the Special Services Department at 207-475-1331.