Others present : Superintendent Carol A. Woodbury, Judy Dion, Director of Pupil Services, and Recording Secretary Jude Porth
Judy Dion, Director of Special Education, informed the School Committee members about our district's Coordinated Program Review occurring the week of November 29 th.
A team from Program Quality Assurance Services, plus, a special education administrator and other consultants will be on site.
The primary concern of the Department of Education is to ensure that we are identifying students in need of services and that those services are being delivered effectively.
They will also look for appropriate parental and community involvement.
stated that she
has not received the official documents yet but that we have begun to gather materials for a self-study.
There should be some federal dollars available to help us prepare for this study.
We will also receive the requirements to update our Local Special Education Plan Statements originally submitted to the Department during FY01.
Mrs. Dion will be reviewing Assurances with the School Committee at the next meeting and will be asking Chairman Hebert to sign off on several items.
stated that the Parent Advisory Council
(PAC) was revived yesterday,
explained the timelines her
staff needs to meet and the work done this summer to try and meet those timeline.
also stated the fact that we may have difficulty in this area during our review process.
explained that the process is the same for other complaints in the district.
To voice a concern and discuss a resolution, the parent should first talk to the teacher, then to the principal, and then to Mrs. Dion
if no resolution is found.