There will be a meeting to organize a special education Parent Advisory Council for the Longmeadow Public Schools on February 4, 2013 at 1:00 at the Wolf Swamp Road Elementary School. According to Massachusetts General Law Chapter 71B:
“The school committee of any city, town, or 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. The parent advisory council duties shall include but not be limited to: advising the school committee on matters that pertain to the education and safety of students with disabilities; meeting regularly with school officials to participate in the planning, development, and evaluation of the school committee's special education programs. The parent advisory council shall establish by-laws regarding officers and operational procedures. In the course of its duties under this section, the parent advisory council shall receive assistance from the school committee without charge, upon reasonable notice, and subject to the availability of staff and resources.”
Interested parties should attend the organizational meeting to discuss a mission statement and bylaws. For further information please contact the Pupil Services office at 565-4200.