Address: 108 Washington Street, PO Box 1724
Cumberland, MD 21501
Phone: (301) 759-2000 Fax: (301) 7592087 Website:

Allegany County is the second westernmost county in Maryland, located between Pennsylvania and West Virginia with an approximate population of 73,700.  Allegany County is home to fourteen public elementary schools, four public middle schools, three public high schools, one technical school, and one alternative school. All twenty-two schools are staffed by highly qualified teachers.
Allegany County Schools Directory

Allegany County Special Education Department

Allegany County Early Childhood Special Education Services

Contact: Debra Metheny

Early Childhood Special Education Specialist

Allegany County Public Schools

PO Box 1724

108 Washington Street

Cumberland, MD 21502

Phone: (301) 759-2082

Allegany County Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) Services include special instruction and related services provided to young children, ages three through five, who qualify under the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA, Part B, Section 619). ECSE ensures the provision of a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) to all eligible children at no cost to their families, and in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE). LRE means that young children with disabilities should receive services in typical community-based early childhood settings and programs whenever possible, and only go to more restrictive or specialized settings when their individual needs require it.


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