Basic Rights Meeting 10/24/16

BASIC RIGHTS In Special Education
A Workshop for Parents and Professionals

The Basic Rights workshop provides families with an introduction to their rights and responsibilities under:
• Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
• Massachusetts Special Education Law

This workshop is designed to help parents learn to be effective partners with their child’s school to decide their child’s eligibility for special education, and to plan, make decisions and monitor their child’s progress in school.

Date: Monday, 10/24/16

Location: Wildwood Elementary School, Library
71 Strong Street, Amherst, MA

Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm

RSVP: Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) Nancy Stewart 413-687-4255

Questions regarding this workshop should be directed to the contact individual listed above. A presenter from the Federation for Children with Special Needs will conduct this workshop. Federation workshops are free and open to the public. You are welcome to attend any workshop in or outside of your immediate community.

Childcare can be provided if given notice one week ahead of time.



General/Board Meeting 9/26/16

ARPS Special Education Parent Advisory Council Meeting (SEPAC)
Representing: Pelham Elementary, Amherst Elementary, and Amherst Regional Schools  as well as students out of district.
Date: 9/27/16, Monday
Location: Amherst Regional Middle School, Superintendents Conference Room

Time: 5:00pm-6:00pm
Meeting is open to all in the community!
General Meeting and Executive Board Meeting Agenda:

  1. Public Comment
  2. Approve minutes from 9/2/16
  3. Updates from Dr. Brady
  4. Share flyers for fall workshops
  5. Discuss attending School Committee Meetings in October
  6. Discuss and vote on letter to School Committee regarding administration
  7. Discuss next board meeting talking about special education budget
  8. Provide feedback about open house at Wildwood
  9. Other