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Important Information
NEW for January 2024
Dear Families and Guardians of students receiving Special Education Services,

Taunton Public Schools’ Department of Special Education is happy to announce they will be
transitioning to the use of DocuSign for families and guardians to sign their students’ Individualized
Education Programs (IEPs).

With many aspects of education, communication, and daily practices turning virtual, the Department of
Special Education finds it both necessary and beneficial to families to provide e-signatures through
DocuSign as a means to verify documentation.

Our hope is this will expedite the IEP process and allow your child’s services to be implemented as soon
as possible.

Beginning in January, at your child’s Team meeting, your Team Chair will provide you with similar
communication about DocuSign. At that point, you will begin to receive your student’s IEP and
supporting documents via email and text message. Parents and caregivers will be able to review the
documents and electronically sign them. Once you have signed the document, you will receive a
notification and a copy to print or save for your records.

You will also be provided with information on how to sign your student’s IEP. This one minute video
will be posted on the Special Education Page of the District’s website.

We are excited about this opportunity. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions.
Amy Moynihan, M.S.Ed, C.A.G.S
Director of Special Education/ District 504 Coordinator
Taunton Public Schools
[email protected]
Click here for our FAQ about DOCUSIGN
IEP Improvement Project 
The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) has updated their timeline for the new IEP.  The IEP Improvement Project page on DESE's website will provide information regarding the new forms.  Full adoption statewide is expected for School Year 2024-2025.
Stay tuned for more information on the implementation of the New IEP.