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.
|Central||October 8||9:30–11:30||Assabet Valley Collaborative
||28 Lord Rd. Suite 125
| Cathy Cummins
|North ||October 16 ||9:30–11:30||Northern Essex Community College
||Spurk Building C, Lecture Hall
100 Elliott Street, Haverhill, MA 01844
| Helen Deranian
|Greater Boston *||October 25||12:00–2:30||EDCO Collaborative
||36 Middlesex Tpke.
| Nadine Ekstrom
|Statewide Online||October 25||12:30–2:30||Online:
See registration link
|| Nadine Ekstrom
|West||October 30||9:30–11:30||Hadley Farms Meeting House
||41 Russell St, Hadley
|| Sherry Smith
|Southeast||October 31||10:00–12:00||North River Collaborative Conference Center
||525 Beech St. Rockland
|| Kimberly Beck
781-878-6056 ext. 102
Last Updated: September 27, 2019