"Franklin SEPAC & SAFE Coalition Present A Workshop for Parents and Caregivers of Teens and Tweens on Mental Health & Suicide Awareness and PreventionRegister here:
Tuesday, December 5, 2023
Thursday, November 30, 2023
Workshop for parents and caregivers of teens and tweens on Mental Health, Suicide Awareness & Prevention - Dec 5
|Workshop for parents and caregivers of teens and tweens on Mental Health, Suicide Awareness & Prevention - Dec 5|
Monday, September 11, 2023
Via Franklin Special Education Parents Advisory Council (SEPAC):
"Just a quick reminder, we have an amazing raffle coming up, $10 per ticket for 32 chances to win, and you can purchase it online from the link in the first comment, or by going to our webpage, www.franklinsepac.org.
Seriously, who doesn't want a personal visit with police pup Ben Franklin, or a couple of tickets to Santa's Village, or a signed Red Sox baseball...I could go on but there are too many to list!"
|SEPAC amazing raffle calendar for October 2023|
Friday, August 25, 2023
Tickets are $10 for 32 chances to win!VISIT OUR SITE TO LEARN MORE AND BUY TICKETS: http://www.franklinsepac.org/Please share this post and help us get the word out!Sending a huge, enormous, gigantic shout out to all of our supporters, but particularly to our local sponsors, including:Rod at I Have Coins & CollectiblesMark DeBaggis Guitar Lessons
Friday, March 31, 2023
SEPAC Workshop: MA Anti-Bullying Law - IEP and Schoolwide Strategies to Prevent Bullying of Students - May 11, 2023
|SEPAC Workshop: MA Anti-Bullying Law - IEP and Schoolwide Strategies to Prevent Bullying of Students - May 11, 2023|
Wednesday, March 29, 2023
|Webinar: "Executive Function Strategies for Creating Successful Students" - April 26, 2023|
Monday, March 27, 2023
|Franklin SEPAC presents a workshop on the science of reading and IDEA Law|
Sunday, March 26, 2023
"It’s all about perception of self," he said. "If the system does not view you in a positive way how are you going to succeed?"But now, for the first time in 20 years, the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) has updated its suite of IEP resources, starting with forms that invite more student input about their educational goals and plans. That feedback will be critical to developing the student's IEP, which lays out the services the student receives in a school year.Advocates and educators across the state say they're optimistic that the new IEP forms and process it generates will lead to a more high-quality IEP and improve the overall educational experience for students with disabilities.The overhaul is the result of a nine-year effort led by the state department of education and guided by teachers and administrators, as well as advocates like Gabovitch and Julia Landau, a senior project director with the Massachusetts Advocates for Children."
|wbur.org: "Special education planning form gets revamp in Mass. for first time in 20 years"|
Saturday, March 25, 2023
|Franklin SEPAC presents MGH's Think:Kids Collaborative Problem Solving Workshop - Mar 29 (virtual)|
Saturday, October 22, 2022
"Franklin SEPAC, in cooperation with Franklin Public Library & Sweet Inspirations, an Inclusive Candy Store, will be handing out candy at tomorrow's Library Trunk-Or-Treat!
Please come by to pick up a treat or or just to chat about SEPAC, Sweet Inspirations, or anything else!"
|Library & Franklin SEPAC & Sweet Inspirations to hand out candy at "Trunk or Treat"|
Thursday, January 13, 2022
School Committee Meeting - 01/11/22 Two parts audio: (1) students services discussion, etc. and then (2) remainder of meeting
FM #698 & #699 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 698 & 699 in the series.
This session of the radio show shares the Franklin, MA School Committee meeting held on Tuesday, January 11, 2022.
The meeting was conducted in a hybrid format: six of the School Committee members were in the Council Chambers along with some of the public, one member was remote (E Stokes) along with some members the public via conference bridge, all to adhere to the ‘social distancing’ requirements of this pandemic period.
I’ve split the almost two hour 30 minute into two (2) logical segments:
First - covers the opening, much of this segment is on the student services presentation and Q&A (~1:23 mins) Audio file -> https://franklin-ma-matters.captivate.fm/episode/fm-698-school-committee-mtg-student-services-01-11-22-p1-of-2
Second - covers the Superintendent's report, Discussion action items, Discussion only items, Consent agenda and then votes to enter Executive Session, not to return to open meeting. (~ 1 hour and 5 minutes) Audio file -> https://franklin-ma-matters.captivate.fm/episode/fm-699-school-committee-meeting-01-11-22-p2-of-2
Links to the meeting agenda and associated documents released for this meeting are included in the show notes. The link to my notes taken during the meeting is also provided.
Let’s listen to this segment of the School Committee meeting Jan 11, 2022
Agenda doc can be found ->
School Committee Meeting packet folder ->
My notes captured during the meeting
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