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Our Mission

The Boston Public Schools’ Special Education Parent Advisory Council (BPS SpEdPAC) is a citywide parent advisory council that provides a voice and gives support for parents of children with special needs. We are a multi-lingual, multi-cultural, council made up exclusively of parent volunteers.We work with the Boston Public Schools system to ensure that children get the services and support they need to develop to their full potential. A SpEdPAC is established under Chapter71B, § 3; of the Massachusetts General Laws. “The school committee of any school district shall establish a parent advisory council on special education. Membership shall be offered to all parents of children with disabilities and other interested parties.“Our children represent 20% of the students in the Boston Public Schools (BPS) system. More than 11,000 students have disabilities and require services based on their own individual needs. Whether your child has a specific learning disability, a developmental disorder, or multiple disabilities, we need to work together as a group to have our voices and concerns heard by BPS and effect change to improve services for our children. All parents are welcome and encouraged to participate.  Please join us at our General Meetings.  Bring a friend and spread the word.

General Meetings typically occur every 4th Thursday:

August  20, 2020
September  24, 2020
October  29, 2020
November 19, 2020 (Resource Fair)
 December 19,2020 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM (Family Social)
January 28, 2021
February 25, 2021
March 29, 2021
April 29, 2021
May 27, 2021

 

Where: Richard J. Murphy School
1 Worrell Street
Dorchester, MA 02122
7:00 P.M – 8:30 P.M

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***This is a very busy time for all of us, but we ask you urgently to speak up now for the City of Boston, BTU, and BPS to come together and prioritize students with high needs with a plan to keep our kids safe, keep the option for high needs students to receive in-person learning, and provide all IEP services, including in-home services. The priority needs to remain on high needs children and family choice for in-person learning services. Here is an email list for the Boston School Committee, Boston Teachers Union, your elected officials, and Mayor Walsh, please contact any of these that you feel comfortable with. We have provided a sample email here.***

Visit our YouTube Channel to watch past meetings and workshops.

 

SpEdPAC General Meeting – Basic Special Education Rights –  October 29, 2020