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01/13/2023 Download Word Document  Save the date. Massachusetts Commission for the Blind (MCB) will host their annual conference: Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS) Visions of Collaboration Conference on March 24, 2023.
10/21/2022 View HTML Page  The Department in collaboration with state agencies that provide adult services to individuals with disabilities who reached age 22 between March 10, 2020, and September 1, 2023.
graphic of puzzle pieces showing how eight key components all interlock to form complete Components of General Supervision: Fiscal Management, Integrated Monitoring, Sustaining Compliance & Improvement, Implementation of Policies and Procedures, Technical Assistance & Professional Development, Dispute Resolution, Data, and SPP/APR

As the State Educational Agency, the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) has responsibility for general supervision under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). DESE provides technical assistance and monitors local education agencies’ (LEAs) implementation of IDEA and state special education law. General supervision has eight distinct but interconnected components, creating a cohesive system.

Information from Special Education Leaders Meetings
November 18, 2022 Presentation Recording
The main focus of this meeting was Special education updates and a presentation by Ma Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
October 21, 2022 Presentation Recording
The main focus of this meeting was Special education updates, Ma Commission for the Blind, AIM Library, and Early Literacy Regulations.
September 16, 2022 Presentation Recording
The main focus of this meeting was Resources to Support Behavioral, Mental Health, and Social-Emotional Wellness; Extended School Year Transportation Guidance; Time-out Room Guidance; Special Education Surrogate Parent Program; Massachusetts Commission for the Blind upcoming events; and Special education updates
August 2, 2022 Presentation Recording
The main focus of this meeting was Special education updates, Special Education Leaders' Feedback Survey, Emergency Licensure Requirements for SY2022-2023, Introducing Executive Office of Education Ombudspersons, Dyslexia Update, and Updates regarding Equitable Services Resolution funds
June 10, 2022 DESE Presentation MCB Presentation Recording
The main focus of this meeting was Special education updates, Massachusetts Commission for the Blind (MCB) Commissioner David D'Arcangelo with information about resources and supports available through MCB, IEP Improvement Project update, Updates regarding Equitable Services Resolution funds

Last Updated: January 13, 2023

 
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