Special Education

Special Education is clearly defined through both federal and state regulations.
All OESU schools comply with these regulations.


Statewide and national level organizations that provide information and support

Vermont Parental Rights in Special Education

Vermont Agency of Education Regulations and information

OESU Essential Early Education (special education for 3-5 year olds)

For Teachers and Parents of children experiencing ADD/ADHD ADDitude is a great online resource for supporting children who are learning to cope with the characteristics associated with ADD and ADHD.  It’s FREE and can also be accessed in hard copy.​

Notice of Destruction of Special Education Records

Updated: July 31, 2019

Individual student special education records which have been collected by the Orange East Supervisory Union related to the identification, evaluation, educational placement, or the provision of special education in the district must be maintained under state and federal laws for a period of five to seven years after special education services have ended for the student. Special education services end when the student no longer is eligible for services, graduates, completes his or her educational program at age 22 or moves from the district.

This notification is to inform parents/guardians and former students of the Orange East Supervisory Union’s intent to destroy the special education records effective August 30, 2019 of students who are no longer receiving special education services and whose graduation year is prior to or inclusive of 2012. These records will be destroyed in accordance with state law unless the parent/guardian or eligible (adult) student notifies the school district otherwise.

After five to seven years, the records are no longer useful to the district but they may be useful to the parent/guardian or former student in applying for Social Security benefits, rehabilitation services, college entrance, etc. The parent/guardian or eligible adult student may contact the Special Education office at 802-222-5216 ext. 111 to make arrangements to pick up their records or you may contact us in writing at the following address:

Orange East Supervisory Union
Attn: Student Services
530 Waits River Road
Bradford, Vermont 05033

Your request for the original file must be received by August 29, 2019. For more information call 802-222-5216 ext. 111.