Information regarding monitoring process, sample forms used in the process, as well as schools currently in the process.

Program Approval & General Supervision (PAGS) Monitoring 

New Hampshire Department of Education (NHED) Bureau of Special Education Support (BSES) Office of Training and Monitoring (OTM) 

The OTM is responsible for the monitoring of special education programs, learning environments, and preschool special education programs for compliance with state and federal special education regulations and provides training for program improvement. The OTM’s primary focus is improving results for children with disabilities while ensuring that all Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) and other public agencies meet the requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). 

The OTM has developed the Program Approval and General Supervision (PAGS) process to ensure that the State Education Agency (SEA) is meeting the requirements of the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) to improve the educational results and functional outcomes for children with disabilities. The PAGS process will monitor all LEAs, at a minimum, one time during a six-year cycle. An LEA may be selected outside of the PAGS process for Due Diligence or Focused Monitoring at any time, as determined necessary by the BSES. OSEP requires that a reasonably designed State general supervision system should include the following eight integrated components. 

Public Academies/Joint Maintenance Agreement (JMA) Program Approval & Monitoring Process

The Public Academies Program Approval & Monitoring process is designed to monitor public academies' compliance with IDEA 2004, NH Statutes, and the New Hampshire Standards for the Education of Children with Disabilities, while placing particular emphasis on improving the outcomes for students with disabilities and their families.

Monitoring is done on a cyclical basis. During the year prior to monitoring, the New Hampshire Department of Education (NHDOE), Bureau of Student Support (Bureau) offers training to each public academy who is involved in the monitoring process. Training encompasses writing Measurable Annual Goals, Written Prior Notice, Specially Designed Instruction, IEP Self-Assessment form, and a topic selected by the public academy based on current need.

During the school year in which the public academy is being monitored, the public academy will send the Bureau descriptions of their approved programs as well as their program's special education procedures and special education personnel. Following a review of these documents, the monitoring team will look for evidence of implementation of the public academy's policies and procedures which pertain to program approval and conduct an on-site review in which student files are examined for evidence of implementation of the policies and procedures through the special education process. The Bureau will also conduct a follow-up review to verify the implementation of corrective actions as defined in the summary report.

2021-2022 Public Academies Program Approval & Monitoring

Monitoring Review

Public Academies Compliance & Improvement Monitoring Review Reports

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy

Pinkerton Academy

Monitoring Reports 2003 to present


Janelle Lavin, Administrator, Office of Training and Monitoring
(603) 271-4982

Heidi Clyborne, Private Providers of Special Education
(603) 271-3748   

Sabrina Congram, Educational Environment Approval
(603) 271-4776

Alexandra Ferraro, LEA Determinations
(603) 271-3750 

GaetanMarie Fitzgerald-Lacourse, Monitoring Programs Assistant
(603) 271-1577

Amy Garceau, Secondary Transition
(603) 271-3842
JoAnn Marchant, Statewide Assessment
(603) 271-3791

Alexa Simmons, Preschool
(603) 271-4680