Members from Lexington’s Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) Transition Subcommittee have announced the creation of a task force to address transitional protocol, practice and programming for special needs students in Lexington Public Schools.
During a presentation to the School Committee on Tuesday, Nov. 27, members of the subcommittee said the task force would focus on four major areas: communication with students and their families; current transition practices in the district; training for education professionals, parents and students; and outreach for community partnerships and collaboration.
The task force will include four SEPAC members and four LPS employees who live outside of the district. Additionally, members of the task force will look into hiring a special education transitional consultant, according to Linda Chase, LPS director of student services.
The task force is expected to meet every four to six weeks through June 2014, but it is unclear when meetings will begin.