Student Services and Special Education

The Department of Student Services and Special Education is committed to a high standard of educational outcomes for students with disabilities. We offer a continuum of services to meet the individual needs of students, ages 3-21, identified as needing special education. Through the collaboration of special education teachers, general education teachers, and related services staff we provide research-based individually designed instruction to maximize engagement in the general education curriculum. Our goal is to assist students in reaching their highest academic, personal, and social potential.


Watertown Student Services is committed to the belief that all children are capable of attaining educational achievement that will prepare them to lead productive lives and be responsible citizens. To this end students will demonstrate diligence and effort in a learning environment that is responsive to individual student academic and social-emotional needs through skilled professional instruction and enriching opportunities for positive youth development.


SYSTEMS: Develop and document procedures and practices to ensure high-quality programming and service delivery.

TEACHING & LEARNING: The district will enhance the instructional program for all students receiving special education services and individualized health care plans.

COMMUNICATION: The Office of Student Services will expand communication with all educational stakeholders around policy, process and procedure.

CULTURE: Through ongoing and collaborative analysis of student academic, social-emotional and wellness data the district will use results to inform our decisions about instruction, resources, and program development.