The Massachusetts Office on Disability has posted a memo reminding schools districts that districts must consider access for students with disabilities when planning day or overnight school field trips and any other extracurricular activities. When public schools schedule programs at inaccessible locations or provide separate transportation or accommodations for students with disabilities, they risk violating those students' civil rights. For technical assistance on providing equal access for individuals with disabilities, contact the Massachusetts Office on Disability at 617-727-7440 or through their website.
Friday, September 9th - First meeting of the school year. Case House, 9am - 11am. Thursday, October 13th - Eye to Eye Keynote Speaker Presentation. Field School Dining Hall. 7pm-8pm. Wednesday, November, 16th - Special Education Programs at Weston High School, WHS Media Center, 7pm-9pm, Tuesday, December 13th - Basic Rights in Special Education - presented by the Federation for Children with Special Needs. Country School library. 7pm-9pm. Friday, February 10th - Social Thinking Boston. Field School Dining Hall. 9am - 11am. Friday, March 17th - WHS and the Weston PAC: Perspectives on Student Stress: A Panel Discussion for Parents. 9am, WHS Media Center. Wednesday, April 12th - Swim Team, the Film. Weston Middle School, APC, 7pm. Friday, May 12th - Case House Large Conference Room. 9am - 11am. ---
All of our meetings are open to the public. We encourage you to attend and learn more about Special Education in our schools. Representatives from the Weston PAC, the Office of Student Services, and the School Committee attend these meetings.