Currently, Winchendon Public Schools does not have an active Special Education Parent Advisory Council. Any parent of a Special Education Student enrolled in the Winchendon Public Schools who is interested in taking on a leadership role, please contact the Special Education office at (978)297-1850 or email@example.com.
The Winchendon Public Schools is in the process of submitting an Alternative Compliance Waiver to the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education in order to provide a series of district level parent training and participation events as an alternative to a district level Special Education Parent Advisory Council. The link to the DESE Advisory can be found here. Please contact the Special Education office if you would like to provide feedback regarding the waiver application.
Council Positions Currently Available:
Members at Large
Additional Parent Volunteer Opportunities:
School Committee Liaisons
The Federation for Children with Special Needs
Main site index: http://fcsn.org/
Open Listserve for families (Family Voises): http://fcsn.org/mfv/
Parent’s Guide to Special Education: http://fcsn.org/parents-guide
Online summer resource guide: http://fcsn.org/camps/
Family TIES of Massachusetts: https://www.massfamilyties.org/
Family TIES is a project of the Federation for Children with Special Needs, funded by the Part C Early Intervention Program, working in collaboration with the Division of Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs.
The MA Department of Elementary & Secondary Education (DESE)