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05/28/20

Join US on Zoom @ 7 Tonight

NEW LINK : https://bostonpublicschools.zoom.us/j/96569508617?pwd=eDcwbk5BV3htU3RITEVFcGNjb0w0QT09

The Boston Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SpEd PAC), for parents and guardians of students with disabilities in the Boston Public Schools, is inviting families to its May General Meeting online through Zoom Conferencing Communications.

The meeting is Thursday, May 28 from 7:00 to 8:30pm and is available at the following link: https://bostonpublicschools.zoom.us/j/9333106592 or visit Zoom.us and enter Meeting ID:  933 3106 5924; Password 366811

The topics of discussion will be Extended School Year (ESY) and Special Education Parent Advisory Council Board (SpEdPAC) Elections.

Zoom audio channels for Spanish, Chinese and Haitian Creole interpretation online will be available.

We look forward to seeing you at the meeting.

 

05/14/20

Join Your Board!

 

Boston SpEdPAC By-laws

The BPS SpedPac’s purpose is to advise the Boston Public Schools (hereinafter the “District”) on matters that pertain to the education and safety of students with disabilities; meet regularly with school officials to participate in the planning, development, and evaluation of the school District’s special education programs and to advocate for the appropriate supports and special education services necessary to meet the individual needs of children with disabilities.

The BPS SpedPac at its Annual Meeting shall elect a Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson, Recording Secretary, Treasurer, and a minimum of three (3) but no more than eight (8) Members-at-Large, and two (2) alternate Members-at-Large. These individuals collectively shall constitute the BPS SpedPac Executive Board who serve in their respective roles on a voluntary basis. The two (2) alternate Members-at-Large shall have voting rights only when necessary to constitute a quorum of the Executive Board.

 

05/2/20

4_30_20 SpEd PAC General Virtual Meeting

This meeting starts with Melanie R. Jarboe & Alicia Warren – Special Education Attorneys at Kotin, Crabtree & Strong. The first part of the presentation is about Transition. At 31:10 mins the presentation addresses COVID-19.
Marcia Fitzpatrick, Assistant Director of Transition Services starts her presentation at 49:45.
At 1:06:49 min the Q&A with Kotin, Crabtree & Strong attorneys, and district Special education leadership starts with a Transition question and COVID-19 questions follow.