Tel. 207-942-2840 (Voicemail currently not set up)
Murray S. Shulman, Ed.D., Executive Director
The voicemail at (207) 942-2840 currently in not set up. If you need to leave us a message, please call Dr. Shulman at (207) 478-3344
SPRPCE Regional Programs
Bangor Regional Programs for Students with Hearing Impairment
Bangor Regional Programs for Students with Multiple Disabilities
(Severe Cognitive Delays and Physical Impairments)
Christina Babin, Assistant Director of Pupil Services, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Absorbing former Holden Elementary Program for Students with Multiple Disabilities
- Students will be mainstreamed or attending Bangor Regional Program for Multi-Handicap's middle school program
Bangor Regional Program
Dana Andrews, Director, email@example.com Maine Avenue
Bangor, ME 04401
- Replacing: Southern Penobscot Regional Program - Day Treatment, Old Town, (Formerly Old Town Regional Program)
History of SPRPCE
Ten Superintendents in the southern Penobscot area formed the Southern Penobscot Regional Program for Children with Exceptionalities (SPRPCE) in 1978. These Superintendents had given very careful thought to the manner by which the Region could best comply with PL 94-142. While they were aware privately operated models were appropriate for some children, the Superintendents were committed to the concept that all children have the right to a public education. Starting with this basic belief, work began on a regional plan which resulted in the programs being developed and implemented in September of 1979. The Superintendents chaired committees involving each of the privately operated schools. The committees were composed of private agency staff, private agency parents, and public school special educators. These committees worked steadily to promote a smooth transition for the children from private agencies to public schools.
A lay board comprised of local school board members was established. This Board of Directors approves policies and budgets and is essential in monitoring, overseeing, and providing regional support and leadership for the program.
The Superintendents, known as the Executive Officers of the SPRPCE, provide policy, program, and budget recommendations to the Board. They meet regularly to ensure that quality services continue to be provided in the most appropriate setting and with state of the art programming, while making certain the resources are utilized in the most efficient manner.
The Regional Advisory Board (RAB) is critical to this effort of providing public education for students with disabilities. This group is comprised of special educators from each of the ten Local Education Agencies. They have been meeting since 1978 to make educational and policy recommendations to the Executive Officers.
Although there had originally been a Regional Administrator for the Program, this position was not filled for several years. In partial response to the escalating numbers of state agency clients, the position was reinstated. The Regional Administrator reports to the Executive Officers and the Board of Directors, and works very closely with the area Special Education Directors.
As of July 1, 2014, all of the SPRPCE Regional Programs are housed under the Bangor School Department.
SPRPCE Member Districts
Bangor School Department
Brewer School Department
Glenburn School Department
Greenbush School Department
Hermon School Department
Indian Island (MIE)
Milford School Department
Veazie School Department
RSU 22 (Hampden, Newburgh, Winterport & Frankfort)
RSU 26 (Orono)
RSU 64 (Corinth, Bradford, Hudson, Kenduskeag, Stetson)
RSU 87 (Carmel, Levant)
AOS 47 (Dedham, Orrington)
AOS 81 (Amherst, Aurora, Clifton, Eddington, Great Pond, Holden,Osborn)