Student Services Updates, Fall 2019
Tiered Focused Monitoring - Results are In!
During the 2018-2019 school year, Watertown Public Schools participated in the Department of Education Tiered Focused Monitoring onsite visit, looking at Special Education compliance and student outcomes. Feedback from the TFM process was shared just before the start of school in September. Overall we are very pleased with the results, which reflect the hard work and attention to detail of all of our WPS teachers and service providers! Our rate of compliance has improved significantly from prior DESE reviews. Our goal is 100% compliance, and towards that end, we will be engaged in Continuous Improvement Monitoring Planning and action steps in collaboration with the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education throughout the 2019-2020 school year. The TFM summary from DESE will be discussed at the upcoming School Committee on October 7, 2019. You are encouraged to attend or watch on live-stream that evening to recognize the accomplishments of the WPS Special Education faculty.
Coming this fall...
SEPAC Upcoming Events
Did you know?
The Watertown Public Schools proudly supports Watertown SEPAC's membership in The Federation for Children with Special Needs (FCSN). FCSN provides information, support, and assistance to parents of children with disabilities, their professional partners, and their communities. They are committed to listening to and learning from families and encouraging full participation in community life by all people, especially those with disabilities. To support its mission, FCSN provides direct peer support for parents/guardians, maintains a directory of resources, partners with the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education in policy development, and presents informational trainings for parents/ guardians and educators throughout the state. For FCSN parent/ guardian training opportunities, click here.
WPS Student Services Department
Marie Mele, Secondary Coordinator
Paula Czyrklis, Elementary Coordinator
Barbara Stewart, Administrative Assistant to the Director