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Special Services

Welcome to the Barre Unified Union School District (BUUSD) Special Services Department

The Barre Unified Union School District Special Services Department strives to meet the educational, social/emotional, and behavioral needs of all eligible children in grades Pre-K-12 through a variety of comprehensive programs.  Students may require specialized instruction, modified curricula or accommodations in order to experience success in school and meet their individualized learning needs. 

Students who require support services are often identified through an array of means including child find activities as mandated by federal law, referrals from parents, teachers, the medical community, and human service agencies.

In addition to the provision of services, our office serves as the liaison for numerous local, state, and federal programs that provide services to students including The McKinney Vento Act for the Education of Homeless Children, Interagency Coordination of Educational Stability for Students in Foster Care, School Psychologists, and Occupational and Physical Therapists.

Child Find Notice

The Barre Unified Union School District (BUUSD) is required by Federal law to locate, identify and evaluate all children with disabilities. The process of locating, identifying and evaluating children with disabilities is known as Child Find.

As the school district of residence, BUUSD has the responsibility to identify and provide services to any child with special needs who may require special education and related services in order to access and benefit from public education. If you have, or know of any BUUSD resident who has a child with a disability under the age of 21, or a child who attends a private school located in Barre City or Barre Town, please contact Stacy Anderson, Director of Special Services or 476-5011.

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education.

special services admin team

Director of Special Services
McKinney-Vento Homeless Coordinator
Best Interest Determination ("BID") Responsibilities

Stacy Anderson - - 476-5011 x1019

Assistant Directors of Special Services
Melissa Lindheim - - 476-5011 x1027
Rebekah Mortensen - - 476-5011 x1037

Alternative Programs Administrator
Jason Derner - - 477-5030 x1055

Administrative Assistant to the Special Services Directors
Administrative Assistant to the District Homeless Liaison

Sue Cioffi - - 476-5011 x1014

Request for Contracted/Related Services Proposals

The Barre Unified Union School District is seeking proposals for contracted and related services for the 2020-21 school year. See our RFP here:

Request for Contracted/Related Services Proposals

Notices & Helpful Links

Special Services Directory

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Alyssa Pratt

Behavioral Interventionist

Brittany Ramsey

Behavioral Interventionist

Adam Rosen

Special Educator

Cristina Scharnberg

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Melinda Schmalz

Essential Early Education

Patricia Singer

Occupational Therapy Assistant

Nealee Thibault

Special Educator

Cindy Thompson

Occupational Therapist Assistant

Sarah Thompson

Special Educator/SLP

Megan Todd

Occupational Therapist

Rachel Van Vliet

Special Educator, 5-8 Alternative Classroom

Jesse White

School Psychologist
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