Special Education

The Gardner Public Schools Special Education Department strives to provide an inclusive environment for all of our students with disabilities, while ensuring that families get the support they need. It is especially important that we work together with families during formative years so that our students will grow to be happy, successful members of our community.

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  1. Virtual Training Video: Remote Document Sharing & Signing

    Here's the video of our virtual training on how to use our document sharing portal to sign documents remotely. Read on...
  2. Gardner Special Education Survey

    The Special Education Department, in partnership with the Special Education Parent Advisory Council, would like to get feedback regarding your child's learning experience and parent communication during this period of school closure. Read on...
  3. Superintendent's Update - April 24, 2020

    With the extension of the school closure, Superintendent Pellegrino has provided an update to activities as we move forward. Read on...
  4. DESE Guidance for Special Education

    During the extended closure time, DESE will continue to provide updates to families and districts around student learning. The department has issued guidance for families of students with disabilities. Read on...
  5. DESE has released Special Education Resources for Families

    Please read the Department of Elementary & Secondary Education Resources. Read on...
  6. Student/Parent/Guardian Virtual Live Lessons Disclaimer

    The Gardner Public Schools is beginning to provide virtual sessions. In an effort to protect the safety and confidentiality of our students and families, we ask that parents/guardians and students review the Virtual Live Lessons Disclaimer document. Read on...
  7. Special Education Update

    Director of Pupil Personnel Services, Joyce West, has provided an update to families regarding special education services. Read on...
  8. Food Service & Bus Delivery

    Gardner Public Schools will continue providing free meals for students at Gardner High School and Waterford Street School Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The district will also be providing bus stop meals Monday/Wednesday/Friday. Read on...
  9. Resources for Families Needing Special Education Services During School Closing

    Please see the attached information regarding GPS Special Education resources. Read on...
  10. School-Based Care Coordination Resources Available

    Our school-based coordinators connect youth and their families to local resources from mental health and medical providers to housing and heating assistance. Please reach out to our coordinators if you are in need during this critical time. Additional Info...
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Student Services

Foster Care Liaison

Joyce West, Director of Pupil Personnel Services, westj@gardnerk12.org

Homeless Liaison

Joyce West, Director of Pupil Personnel Services, westj@gardnerk12.org


Homeless Students

Student Care