To help every child succeed, the BPS Office of Special Education and Student Services focuses on academic outcomes, aspirations for our students and regulatory compliance.
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The Boston Public School’s Special Education Parent Advisory Council (BPS SpedPac) is a citywide parent advisory council that provides a voice and gives support for parents of children with special needs.
We are a multi-lingual, multi-cultural, council made up exclusively of parent volunteers. We work with the Boston Public Schools system to ensure that children get the services and support they need to develop to their full potential.
A SpedPac is established under Chapter71B, § 3; of the Massachusetts General Laws. “The school committee of any school district shall establish a parent advisory council on special education.
Membership shall be offered to all parents of children with disabilities and other interested parties.“Our children represent 20% of the students in the Boston Public Schools (BPS) system. More than 11,000 students have disabilities and require services based on their own individual needs.
Whether your child has a specific learning disability, a developmental disorder, or multiple disabilities, we need to work together as a group to have our voices and concerns heard by BPS and effect change to improve services for our children.
All parents are welcome and encouraged to participate. Please join us at our General Meetings. Bring a friend and spread the word. General Meetings typically every 3rd Thursday