Mission & Goals

Mission

The Acton-Boxborough Special Education Parent Advisory Council’s mission is to ensure understanding, respect, support and the appropriate education of all children in our community. We strive to:

  • Promote and support an innovative educational environment wherein children with disabilities have equal access to educational opportunities, encouraging all students to realize their full potential.
  • Provide regular forums to stimulate meaningful dialogue between parents/guardians and the Acton-Boxborough school system.
  • Work in partnership with school administrators on the planning, development, and evaluation of district special education programs.
  • Participate in the school district’s budget process, particularly as it pertains to special education students.
  • Provide outreach, support and education to members of the community.
  • Maintain a support network among parents/guardians.
  • Maintain and update our website to disseminate information and share resources with families.
  • Keep current with legislative actions and inform our members and community.

Goals: 2017-2018 School Year

Work collaboratively with the Acton-Boxborough Regional School District on the following primary goals:

  • Identify ways to improve inclusion practices in the schools and community
  • Work with families and Student Services to explore issues found via 2017 parent/guardian mini survey, particularly around communication and Extended School Year programming
  • Conduct MCAS analysis and promote stronger academic progress and improved and transparent measures of growth beyond SGP for Students with Disabilities
  • Update Special Education Parent Handbook to reflect regionalization, new programs, and department structure
  • Revise long-form parent/guardian survey
  • PAC site revisions
  • Community education and outreach regarding Basic Rights, mental health & the IEP, transition, autism, and Extended School Year programming

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