Press Release

Special Education Outreach

Recognizing and respecting the various individual styles and rates of development of children, the Wayland Public Schools and its student support teams assist parents in understanding their student’s development and in identifying and special education needs that he/she might be experiencing.

If you are a Wayland resident and have concerns about your child’s cognitive and academic development or speech and language, fine and gross motor skills, and social and emotional development, please contact the special education department at your child’s school.  The Wayland Public Schools is available to meet and consult with parents regarding their child’s development and work with you to determine next steps.

The School district welcomes any questions and discussions with parents at any time during the school year. 

Claypit Hill School:  508-358-3791
Happy Hollow School:  508-358-8644
Loker School:  508-358-8613
Wayland Middle School:  508-655-6670 x 1106
Wayland High School:  508-358-3722

Early Childhood Outreach Program  2018

The Wayland Public Schools, through its Early Childhood Outreach Program, serves children ages 3 to 5, and their families, throughout the school year. The early childhood coordinator is available to meet and consult with parents regarding their children’s development.

Recognizing and respecting the various individual styles and rates of development of young children, the early childhood coordinator assists parents in understanding their children’s development and in identifying any special educational needs that children might be experiencing.

If you are a Wayland resident and have concerns about your child’s speech and language, fine and gross motor skills, cognition, and social and emotional development, call Gretchen Lutz, early childhood coordinator, at 508-358-6818 to arrange a special education preschool screening.

Ms. Lutz welcomes any questions and discussions with parents at any time during the school year, and assists in the transition of young children into kindergarten as well.


Student Special Education Records

October 16, 2017


Per the regulations, the Wayland Public Schools is obligated to maintain Special Education Records for 5 years after a student graduates.  In keeping with this regulation, the Wayland Public Schools is currently in the process of destroying the special education records of students who graduated in the year 2007 and 2008.  In accordance with Student Records Regulations, we would be happy to hand over to you this only copy of  your special education record as a method of disposing of the record.  If you would like to receive this record please call the Student Services Department at 508-358-3757 by November 16, 2017, so you can arrange to pick-up the record.

Please note:  Records cannot be  mailed and must be picked up.  If you wish to have someone other than yourself pick-up your record, a signed and dated note from you must be written to give permission to pick up the record.  

If we do not hear from  you by November 11, 2017 the records will be destroyed.  For your information, the only record kept by school systems after this period of time is the official transcript that lists the courses taken and grades obtained and verifies high school graduation, that is kept for 60 years.