Are you looking to enroll your child in a program that will prepare them for a job/career? Look no further than Partner’s for Youth with Disabilities’ Career Readiness Program! We work with high school students ages 14-22 with a documented disability on everything from resumes and interviewing to advocacy in the workplace and so much more. Interested in learning more? Contact Rebecca Cronin at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 617-556-4075 ext 131.
Session 2: College Bound with Challenges; Thurs., Dec. 3, 2020, 7-8 p.m. EST
Learn more at bit.ly/HSTransitionSeries
If you have not yet registered for Advocating for Your Rights Beyond the Book, please join Bookshare on Thursday, October 22, 2020, at 5 pm Pacific/ 8 pm Eastern.
You will hear from Betsy Beaumon, Benetech CEO, and Bookshare members in different stages of high school, college and career. They will provide advice to help you advocate for what you need in school, living situations and future employment.
You do not have to be a Bookshare member to attend, so please share with anyone you know who is interested in disability rights and accessible materials in high school and college. Thank you to those who have already reserved your spot.
- Topic: Bookshare Student Forum: Advocating for Your Rights Beyond the Book
- Date: Thursday, October 22, 2020
- Time: 5:00 pm Pacific/8:00 pm Eastern
Meeting ID: 810 3803 2832
Dial In: +1 929-205-6099
Cabo Verdean Creole
BOSTON SCHOOL COMMITTEE REMOTE MEETING
- Pledge of Allegiance
- Roll Call
- Approval of Meeting Minutes: August 5, 2020
- Superintendent’s Report
- School Reopening Planning Update
- Policy Regarding Preparing and Sharing Student Incident Reports and Other Student Information with the Boston Police Department
- General Public Comment
- Action Items
- Grants for Approval Totaling $62,889,945
- Temporary Suspension of Maximum Age Assignment and Enrollment Policy
- Superintendent’s School Year 2019-2020 Final Performance Evaluation Rating and SY 2020-2021 Goals
- Connecting Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) and Boston Public Schools (BPS): Proposal for a Connector System between UPK programs and BPS
- Public Comment on Reports (Optional)
- New Business
With Tim Sindelar Esq. & Constance Hilton Esq.
Tuesday Evening, September 15th
School building closures in 2020 resulted in cessation of services and remote learning services that proved to be inappropriate, and inadequate for many students with disabilities. Many of these students will require some form of compensatory services. This webinar will provide both the theoretical and practical basis for presenting these claims.
Registration closes on Sunday September 13th. Walk-in/late registrations please email email@example.com for availability.
(current Members have joined in the past 12 months)
Tim Sindelar, Esq.
Tim Sindelar has been a practicing attorney for more than 43 years with a practice specializing in disability and education issues for the last 25 years. After spending 25 years in public interest law, he started a solo practice in Newton, where he represents students and their families and adults with disabilities. He has had the pleasure of working on a wide range of matters, representing 100s of families at the BSEA and in state and federal courts.
Constance Hilton, Esq.
Connie Hilton has recently retired from private practice after more than thirty years representing children with disabilities and their families in special education cases and other school related matters. Connie also served as a guardian ad litem in probate court and juvenile court cases. Connie previously served as a hearing officer for the Bureau of Special Education Appeals (BSEA) and as a staff attorney with the Massachusetts Office for Children (OFC).
Please RSVP here.
Thursday, August 13, 2020
Zoom: https://bit.ly/2PqdmWn Meeting ID: 999 2061 9783
Please see the video below of the Fall reopening meeting meeting BPS held on July 28th for special education families.
Tuesday, July 28,
Reopening Schools for Special Education Families
Boston Public Schools (BPS) is conducting meetings with students, families, staff, district partners, and community members to gather input to help develop a plan for remote learning and the reopening of school buildings for this upcoming school year. We value your input. More meetings are being scheduled so that you can voice your concerns and recommendations.
The health, safety, and well-being of our students and staff remain our top priority. All decisions are made based on current guidelines from public health officials and what is best for our community.
All public meetings will be recorded and shared. No Boston Public School internal meetings will be shared publicly.
Get involved! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org and join the discussion.
Date Event Tuesday, July 21
BPS Central Office Staff
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Tuesday, July 21
English learner families – Arabic speakers Thursday, July 23
Boston Student Advisory Council and Youth Leader partner groups
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Thursday, July 23
English learner families – Spanish speakers Thursday, July 23
English learner families – Cape Verdean and Portuguese speakers Saturday, July 25,
General Public Tuesday, July 28,
Reopening Schools for Special Education Families Wednesday, July 29,
English learner families – Vietnamese speakers Thursday, July 30,
General Public Tuesday, August 4,
English learner families – Chinese Cantonese speakers Thursday, August 6,
English learner families – Chinese Mandarin speakers Saturday, August 8,
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.