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Sutton Public Schools' Special Education Department supports the mission of the district:
The Sutton Public School District is committed to continuous improvement in all aspects of teaching and learning. Our mission is to educate students in a safe, supportive, and challenging environment, to realize their maximum potential. In partnership with parents and the community, we will foster in students the behavior and skills essential to lead productive, fulfilling, successful lives in an academic society.
Furthermore, it is the mission of the Sutton Public Schools' Special Education Department to recognize that every student can learn with the right supports and will benefit from a diverse student body.
Sutton Public Schools' Special Education Department supports those students identified with special needs through the development and maintenance of practices to provide access to the curriculum while maintaining a variety of inclusionary practices. Sutton Public Schools' Special Education Department embraces the words and philosophy of Harvard Professor, Thomas Hehir (quoted below). This mission is achieved with the support and collaboration of the administration, faculty, staff, students, parents and the community.
"The role of special education should be to minimize the impact of the disability and maximize the opportunity for children with disabilities to participate in general education in their natural community."
- Professor Thomas Hehir, Harvard University