Program Quality Assurance Services
Compliance and Monitoring

Youth Villages, Inc. Full Approval

January 24, 2017 Mr. Matthew Stone
Executive Director
Youth Villages, Inc
400 West Cummings Park
Suite 2500
Woburn, MA 01801

Re: Review of Program Review Corrective Action Progress Reports
Youth Villages, Inc
Germaine Lawrence Day Program
Germaine Lawrence Residential Program


Dear Mr. Stone: Thank you for submitting your approved private special education program's Program Review Corrective Action Plan Progress Reports through the Web Based Monitoring System (WBMS). The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education ("Department") has completed its review and is advising you of the following approval status for the programs listed above:

Full Approval - Privately Operated Programs

As a result of the Department's review of the Program Review Corrective Action Plan Progress Reports through WBMS, the Department has determined that the programs listed above have now met the Department's specified requirements. Based on this review, your private school programs will now receive an updated status of "Full Approval." This Full Approval will continue until the 2019-2020 school year, during which time the next regularly scheduled Mid-cycle Review will be conducted. The approval will be contingent upon continued compliance with all regulations contained within 603 CMR 28.00 "Special Education Regulations" and 603 CMR 18.00 "Program and Safety Standards for Approved Public or Private Day and Residential Special Education School Programs." The Department may change this approval status at any point during this period, as provided under 603 CMR 28.09, if circumstances arise that warrants such a change. Please be advised that the attached Department Approval Certificates must be conspicuously posted in a public place within the programs as required by 603 CMR 28.09. Please contact Michelle Hennessy-Kowalchek at 781-338-3704 if further clarification is needed on any matters presented here. Again, thank you for your continued cooperation. Sincerely,


Michelle Hennessy-Kowalchek, Private School Program Review Chairperson
Office of Approved Special Education Schools



C:
Mitchell D. Chester, Ed.D., Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education
Nina M. Marchese, M.Ed, Director, Office of Approved Special Education Schools
Janelle Roberts, Program Director, Germaine Lawrence School

Encl.
Full Approval Certificates: Expiration Date: August 31, 2020
Program Review Corrective Action Progress Report Review




Last Updated: January 24, 2017



 
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