Special Education

October 2019 Regional Meetings for Special Education Directors

Registration is open for the next round of DESE regional meetings to keep special education directors informed of changes and updates in special education. The registration links and agenda were emailed to Special Education Directors on 9/25/19. If you did not receive the email and you would like to register, please contact the individuals listed below for the appropriate venue.

Given how quickly the seats fill up, please be sure to register early as it is very difficult to accommodate late registrations and walk-ins. Please be sure to register everyone who will attend so we have the space prepared appropriately.

Audience: Special Education Directors from school districts, vocational technical schools, charter schools, private approved special education schools and collaboratives.

Presenters: Dr. Russell Johnston, Senior Associate Commissioner & State Director of Special Education; Barry Barnett, Director, Problem Resolution, and Sara Stetson, Andover Public Schools

***Due to the high interest in the remote sessions, anyone who wishes to participate remotely is kindly requested to register once per district and participate as a group to allow as many participants as possible to access the meeting in this way.

***Please note that there will be no hard copies of handouts at these sessions. They will be sent to those who are registered in advance of the meeting, using the links below. Please download them the morning of the session to be sure that you have the most current version, and that there is enough bandwidth at the site for your download.

CentralOctober 89:30–11:30Assabet Valley Collaborative 28 Lord Rd. Suite 125
Cathy Cummins
North October 16 9:30–11:30Northern Essex Community College Spurk Building C, Lecture Hall
100 Elliott Street, Haverhill, MA 01844
Helen Deranian
Greater Boston *October 2512:00–2:30EDCO Collaborative 36 Middlesex Tpke.
Nadine Ekstrom
Statewide OnlineOctober 2512:30–2:30Online:
See registration link
Remote participation Nadine Ekstrom
WestOctober 309:30–11:30Hadley Farms Meeting House 41 Russell St, Hadley Sherry Smith
(413) 687-4562
SoutheastOctober 3110:00–12:00North River Collaborative Conference Center 525 Beech St. Rockland Kimberly Beck
781-878-6056 ext. 102

Last Updated: September 27, 2019

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