Special Education and English Language Learners
BCCS is committed to providing comprehensive and high quality services for students with disabilities and to meet all requirements of state and federal legislation.
BCCS provides special education services for students in accordance with state and federal special education laws, M.G.L. c.71B, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), and the regulations associated with those laws. The BCCS Director of Student Support is responsible for maintaining Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) in accordance with state and federal law and work with teachers to make appropriate curriculum and instruction modifications.
The Director of Student Support, Nadia Cyprien, is responsible for overseeing the services for all students on IEPs and 504 Plans in grades five through twelve. She works closely with Principals and teachers to ensure that all students with disabilities are receiving appropriate instructional services, including modifications and accommodations within the general education classroom. Ms. Cyprien also ensures that BCCS is in compliance with state and federal legislation in regard to students with disabilities.
BCCS’s Student Support program utilizes liaisons who carry a caseload of students. Liaisons meet regularly with all general education teachers to review curriculum materials, support teachers in modifying their content and making accommodations to its delivery, review the progress of students on IEPs, and maintain communication with parents or guardians.
BCCS's Student Support program also includes two counselors, a speech language pathologist, an occupational therapist, and various other related services.
BCCS provides services for students with Limited English Proficiency in accordance with Massachusetts state law M.G.L. c.71A and the regulations associated with this law. The BCCS English Language Learner Program Coordinator is responsible for overseeing students with limited English proficiency and supporting teachers in both instruction and curriculum.