The NEW IEP Process Effective August 26, 2024

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) developed a brand new design for the IEP.  All districts need to implement the New IEP format in the 2024-2025 school year.  This new IEP is more student and family friendly. 

It is important to note only the format of the IEP is changing.  The state and federal regulations are NOT changing!!

Dr. Allan Blume, Educational Consultant for Hudson, provided training for our Student Services providers.   Dr. Blume created a 12 part series of short videos explaining the process change designed for parents, general educators and Student Services providers.  These short videos are in a folder at the left of this screen.  The videos are intended for you to watch at your leisure. 

The district action plan for new IEP implementation for 2024-2025 can be found by clicking on the ACTION PLAN in the Student Services Documents folder on the left of the screen.

Extended School Year information for summer 2024 has been posted.  Please click on ESY to the left of the screen for  more information.


As a district, Hudson Public Schools strives to fully educate children who are diagnosed with a disability which impacts their ability to access the general curriculum. In accordance with both state and federal regulations, we provide a variety of services. Our focus and goal is to include students in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE). Our special education faculty members, including support staff, are comprised of highly qualified and/or certified professionals.

The special education staff at each school strives to provide an educational environment where our students are supported and challenged to make progress. We believe that a strong partnership with parents/guardians is key to student success. To that end, we view our parents as partners in the educational process, sharing in both advocacy and responsibility. This partnership is necessary to help students achieve their highest potential.

Department Personnel

Name  Position Email Phone
Catherine Kilcoyne Director of Student Services [email protected] (978) 567-6100 x42121
Alise Budny Assistant Director of Student Services [email protected]
(978) 567-6100 x42135
Cindy Prockett Elementary Coordinator of Special Education Evaluation and Services K-5 [email protected] (978) 567-6100 x42136

Matthew Sanko

Secondary Coordinator of Special Education Evaluation and Services 6-12 [email protected] (978) 567-6100 x42134
Mellyn Shurtleff Administrative Assistant supporting grades 6 - 12 [email protected] (978) 567-6100 x42120
Renee Graca Department Assistant [email protected] (978) 567-6100 x42118
June Bianchini Support Secretary for Coordinators [email protected] (978) 567-6100 x42117
Beatrice Mulloney Administrative Assistant supporting grades K-5 [email protected] (978)567-6100 X42119


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Office of Student Services Three Year Plan

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Below are Pupil Services related policies, guidelines, or documents. If you have any questions, please email Cathy Kilcoyne at [email protected]