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The Board of Education Advisory Councils

The Parent and Community Education and Involvement Advisory Council

This council advises the Commissioner and Board of Education on matters pertaining to the development of parent and community involvement in education. Its function is to be proactive and innovative on policy issues that relate to the enhancement of educational achievement of students in Massachusetts. Specifically, the Council will: assess statewide trends and needs; seek public and professional input; analyze information regarding parent and community education and involvement; advise and make recommendations regarding legislation, regulations, and program guidelines; and provide other programmatic recommendations as it deems necessary to fulfill the goals for parent and community involvement established by the Board of Education.

FY2014-2015 Meeting Schedule

DateTimeLocation
Thursday, June 4, 201510:30 AM – 1:30 PMFederation for Children with Special Needs
Schrafft Center
529 Main Street, Suite 1M3, Boston, MA 02129
Friday, March 20, 201510:30 AM – 1:30 PMFederation for Children with Special Needs
Schrafft Center
529 Main Street, Suite 1M3, Boston, MA 02129
Thursday, February 26, 201510:30 AM – 1:30 PMFederation for Children with Special Needs
Schrafft Center
529 Main Street, Suite 1M3, Boston, MA 02129
Tuesday, January 13, 201510:30 AM – 1:30 PMFederation for Children with Special Needs
Schrafft Center
529 Main Street, Suite 1M3, Boston, MA 02129
Tuesday, December 9, 201410:30 AM – 1:30 PMFederation for Children with Special Needs
Schrafft Center
529 Main Street, Suite 1M3, Boston, MA 02129

For details, to confirm dates or locations, or to RSVP: Call 781-338-3846 or email krodriguez@doe.mass.edu.

Family, School, and Community Partnership Fundamentals (March 2015)

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The Family, School, and Community Partnership Fundamentals, modeled after the National PTA Standards for Family-School Partnerships, reflect the responsibilities, opportunities, and expectations of families, schools, school districts, and communities in partnering together to support student performance and academic achievement. The Fundamentals serve as an invitation and expectation for active participation and collaboration of all stakeholders in self-assessment and action-planning on behalf of all students.

Connecting Family and Community Engagement to Student Learning and Educator Effectiveness

Family and Community Engagement Resources

Contact Information

Kathy Rodriguez, Liaison
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Adult and Community Learning Services
75 Pleasant Street, Malden MA 02148
781-338-3846 / krodriguez@doe.mass.edu

FY2014-2015 Council Members

NameTitleInstitution
Ms. Evelyn BouleyTitle I/MCAS AssistantGreater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical School
Ms. Kristine E. Coffey-DonahueParent; AttorneyWestborough; Law Office of Kristine E. Coffey-Donahue
Mr. Clay ConnorAssistant PrincipalDeerfield Elementary School, South Deerfield
Ms. Patricia GorhamDirector, Swampscott IVY ProgramSwampscott Public Schools
Ms. Marilyn HughesDirector of Head StartCape Cod Child Development
Ms. Kathleen JonesPresident, CEO, and FounderTTT Mentor Program, Cambridge
Ms. Joanne McCormickDirector of GuidanceDedham Public Schools
Ms. Kathleen MeagherTransition Specialist; Clinical PsychologistShore Educational Collaborative; Lynn Community Health Center
Ms. Margaret C. O'HareDirector; Council ChairFamily and Community Engagement Team (FACET), Federation for Children with Special Needs
Mr. Stuart PeskinTeacherNatick Public Schools
Ms. Michelle SylvariaAssociate PrincipalB.M.C. Durfee High School, Fall River


Last Updated: September 11, 2015
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