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Ivone R. Medeiros
Executive Director of Special Education and Student Services

Administration North Suite 291
Durfee High School
360 Elsbree Street
Fall River, MA 02720

508-675-8421 ext. 55261
Fax: 508-675-8358


The following are legal notices from the Fall River Public Schools


The Massachusetts Student Record Regulations authorize public school districts to destroy student records within seven (7) years of a student's graduation, transfer, or withdrawal from the school district.  The Special Education Office is authorized to periodically review student records and to destroy misleading, outdated, or irrelevant information contained within a student's temporary student record. 603 CMR 23.06

In accordance with applicable state and federal regulations, the Fall River Public Schools does hereby notify you of its intent to destroy student records relating to your child/you within sixty (60) to ninety (90) days of the date of this notice.  The records to be destroyed include, but are not limited to, documentation contained within your child's/your temporary student record.  A copy of your child's/your student transcript will, however, be maintained by the District for at least (60) years following your child's/your graduation, transfer or withdrawal from the District.

Massachusetts regulations require that the District provide you with prior written notice of its intent to destroy student records and that you be given with an opportunity to obtain copies of all records to be destroyed.Records to be destroyed will be everything previous to June, 2007.

If you would like to be provided with copies of the records to be destroyed, please submit a written request to the Office of Special Education and Student Services within the next thirty (30) days. Contact Traci Soares at the Office of Special Education and Special Services at 508-675-8421 ext. 55261 if there are any additional questions concerning the destruction of special education records for your child/you.

CHILD FIND:    In accordance with Federal law, IDEA and Massachusetts law 603 CMR 28.00, the Fall River Public Schools provides special education programs designed to meet the needs of children who are attending not only public schools but also those who are attending private school at private expense and whose parents reside in Fall River.
Fall River Public Schools provides all children with an opportunity to participate in the public schools programs using a continuous and systematic effort to identify children in need of special education services.
The Fall River Public Schools will arrange for the provision and evaluation of those ages 16 – 21 who have not graduated from high school and who are not now attending school or children ages 3 through 21 who are unable to progress effectively in a regular program due to a suspected disability consisting of a developmental delay or an intellectual, sensory, neurological, emotional, communication, physical, specific learning, or health impairment or combination thereof.
All programs and services are offered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, and disability.  Contact the Special Education office at 508-675-8421 ext. 55263.

News and Notices

FRPS Educator Evaluation Handbook

Parent/Student Portal Info

FRPS New Staff Information

Watson Turnaround Plan

Evaluation Subcommittee
Tuesday, September 2nd
5:45 PM
417 Rock Street


Common Core State Standards (CCSS)

Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC)


B.M.C. Durfee High School
Summer Enrichment Program - 2014

Opt out and transfer request form

New school leadership named for Fonseca Elementary School, Spencer Borden Elementary School, and Talbot Innovation School

Massachusetts required Fingerprinting

Comedy Night At Nagle

BMC Durfee High School
Nagle Auditorium

Friday, September 26, 2014
Show Time 7 PM, doors open at 6 PM
Ages 18 & over
Tickets only $15
Beer and wine will be available
To purchase tickets in advance call: 508-675-8100 ext. 1173