The Kittery Special Services Department's mission is to ensure equal access to education and to promote educational excellence throughout grades K-12.

Jane Durgin, Director

Sarah Lane

Administrative Assistant


Sarah Owens

Administrative Assistant


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.