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Committee on Education hearing on Dockets #0276, #0277, #0758, #0980

Implementation of policy requiring all Boston Public Schools to have a full-time mental health and social emotional support specialists; Current state of Inclusion Classrooms; Dyslexia services; Autism services.

The public can offer testimony.

Discussion Topics

  1. Dockets #0276, 0277, 0758 and 0980

    Docket #0276 – Order for a hearing regarding the implementation of policy requiring all Boston Public Schools to have a full-time mental health and social emotional support specialists.

    Docket #0277 – Order for a hearing regarding the current state of Inclusion Classrooms in BPS.

    Docket #0758 – Order for a hearing regarding Dyslexia services in Boston Public Schools.

    Docket #0980 – Order for a hearing regarding Autism services in the Boston Public Schools.

    These matters are sponsored by Councilor Annissa Essaibi-George and were referred to the Committee on Education - (#0276 and #0277) on 1/29/2020, (#0758) on 6/10/2020 and (#0758) on 9/16/2020.

    NOTICE: The Boston City Council may have a quorum in attendance due to standing committees of the City Council consisting of both voting and non-voting members.  However, members attending this duly posted meeting are participating and deliberating only in conjunction with the business of the standing committee.

    Attendance

    In accordance with Governor Baker's March 12, 2020 Executive Order modifying certain requirements of the Open Meeting Law and relieving public bodies of certain requirements, including the requirement that public bodies conduct its meetings in a public place that is open and physically accessible to the public, the City Council will be conducting this hearing virtually. This enables the City Council to carry out its responsibilities while adhering to public health recommendations and ensuring public access to its deliberations through adequate, alternative means. The public may watch this meeting via live stream at boston.gov/city-council-tv. It will also be re-broadcast at a later date on Comcast 8/RCN 82/Verizon 1964.

    Public Testimony

    Written testimony may be sent to the Committee or staff emails (below) and will be made part of the record and available to all Councilors. Members of the public are cordially invited to view and testify via Zoom Meeting. Please email juan.lopez@boston.gov for the Zoom link. A comprehensive list of ways to view and participate in this hearing will be posted on line prior to the start of the hearing at boston.gov/city-council-tv.

    Committee Liaison: Juan Lopez

    Email: juan.lopez@boston.gov | Phone: 617-635-3041

    Mail Address: Boston City Council, One City Hall Plaza, Boston, MA  02201

    Fax Number: 617-635-4203 – Attn: Dockets - #0276, 0277, 0758 and 0980

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