Upcoming Board of Education and SEPAC Meetings
Please attend these critical meetings. Ask questions, be informed and make your voices heard!
Special Board of Education Meeting – Tuesday, Jan. 21 – 7:00pm @35 Leroy *Changed to Wednesday, January 22nd
During this meeting the BOE will be discussing the 2014-15 proposed budget with the Board of Finance.
Special Board of Education Meeting – Wednesday, Jan. 22 – 7:00pm @35 Leroy *Changed to Monday, January 27th
The Superintendent’s proposed 2014-15 Special Education Budget (RC-24) and the Annual Special Education Update will be presented for Board and audience questions.
This school year’s first meeting of the BOE’s Special Education Subcommittee – Thursday, Jan. 23 – 9:00am @35 Leroy
Special Education Ombudsman, John Verre, will be presenting the District’s Response to the CDSE Letters of Findings, the Special Education Action Plan and an update on Guidelines for Practice and Professional Development. Also on the agenda is a discussion on the reorganization of the Special Education Department
**(the PDF’s of the two CDSE letters and Attorney Gamm’s full investigation and recommendations are easily accessible on dariensepac.wordpress.com)
Transitioning from ELP to Kindergarten – Tuesday, Jan. 28 – 9:30am @ Royle School Common Room
This is a special meeting for parents of preschool children with disabilities who would like to know more information about the options available in Kindergarten. John Verre, Assistant Principal, Laura Straiton and a Kindergarten teacher will be presenting for discussion and questions. Please contact Holly Wamser or Mary Jo Miller (ELP SEPAC reps) through our website with any questions about this meeting.
Regular Board of Education Meeting – Tuesday, Jan. 28 – 7:30pm @35 Leroy
Meeting with RTM Education and Budget Committees. BOE discussion of modifications to the budget.
SEPAC January Meeting – Wednesday, Jan. 29 – 9:30am @35 Leroy
Discussion of the Special Education Budget as well as an update on the BOE’s 1/23 Special Education Subcommittee meeting. An update on the status of ESY: Guidelines for Practice.
Public Hearing on the Proposed Budget before the Board of Education – Tuesday, Feb. 4 – 7pm @ Darien Town Hall
All parents and community members are invited to speak publicly on the proposed budget. We strongly encourage our SEPAC members and parent community to comment on the proposed Special Education Budget.
We will be sending out regular reminders for all of these dates. Please join us in attending these meetings. Ask questions, become informed and make your voices heard. As a community, we are at a critical juncture. The educational policy decisions made today affect our children for years to come. If you have any questions, please contact us at dariensepac.wordpress.com.
We look forward to seeing you this week.
Darien Special Education Parent Advisory Committee