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Framingham Public Schools to Host and Celebrate Several Events in the Coming Weeks

Framingham Public Schools
Robert A. Tremblay, Ed.D., Superintendent of Schools

Rochelle Santos, Media & Communications Manager
Framingham Public Schools 

February 26, 2020 (Framingham, MA) Media Alert

Framingham Public Schools to Host and Celebrate Several Events in the Coming Weeks

The following events are collaborative efforts bringing together various community members from across the City of Framingham. Please feel free to attend or cover based on your interest and availability.

Framingham Special Education Parent Advisory Council (F-SEPAC) Information Night
Please join the Framingham Public Schools for F-SEPAC information night to learn all about the Framingham Special Education Parent Advisory Council (F-SEPAC) and Special Education in Framingham. Families will discover ways to support Special Education and learn about upcoming volunteer opportunities as part of F-SEPAC.

WHAT: F-SEPAC Information Night
WHEN: Thursday, February 27th
TIME: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
WHERE: Cameron Middle School (215 Elm Street, Framingham, MA 01701)

F-SEPAC is a parent-run group that partners with the Special Education Department of Framingham Public Schools. They are a district-wide resource to parents or guardians of children with special needs – offering information, support, and meetings throughout the school year. As a group the F-SEPAC is mandated and supported by state and federal laws regarding SEPACs.

F-SEPAC is a united voice for special needs children and considered an advisory committee to the Framingham school district and its Special Education Department. They work with us in partnership to determine appropriate programs and services for children with special needs. F-SEPAC is a group that works to support and protect access to quality education for all children – especially those with disabilities – and participate in decision making that affects policies, rules, and regulations.

F-SEPAC’s mission is to work for the understanding, respect, and support of all children with special needs in Framingham. They provide opportunities for parents to share experiences and information and come together to learn more about the challenges facing children with special needs.

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Community Celebration and Discussion on the Student Opportunity Act (SOA)
Please join Framingham Public Schools, the Framingham Teachers Association, and School Committee Members for a community celebration and discussion on the Student Opportunity Act (SOA).

WHAT: Community Celebration and Discussion on the Student Opportunity Act (SOA)
WHEN: Wednesday, March 4th
TIME: from 6:15pm - 8:00pm
WHERE: Barbieri Elementary School (100 Dudley Road, Framingham)

What is the Student Opportunity Act (SOA)?
The main focus of the legislation is to invest in evidence based areas to improve student outcomes within subgroups who are not achieving at the same high levels as their peers. The Framingham Public School’s role is to prepare a SOA implementation plan by engaging with stakeholders, building on current programs, and ultimately proposing to invest in evidence-based initiatives to deepen success.

Why community members should attend this event!
Celebrate the recent legislation, learn about the school budget process, and share YOUR ideas, priorities, and vision as part of the FY21 FPS budget planning process. There will be dedicated time for public participation. Child care and translation services will be available.

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K-12 Visual Art Show
This annual art show features artistic creations from kindergarteners through high school seniors from across the District. The art exhibit kicks off with a reception for the many students whose art will be featured for the month of March. There will be a looping slideshow focusing on individual artwork and brief remarks from a representative of the Fine and Performing Arts Department. The reception draws a full room of proud family members and their artists. The art exhibit will remain open for public viewing from March 4th - March 26, 2020 in the Costin Room and throughout the lobby areas of the Framingham Public Library. Please feel free to stop by!

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About Framingham Public Schools
The mission of the Framingham Public Schools is to educate each student to learn and live productively as a critically-thinking, responsible citizen in a multicultural, democratic society by providing academically challenging instructional programs taught by highly-qualified staff and supported by comprehensive services in partnership with our entire community. For news, updates, and announcements, follow Framingham Public Schools (@FraminghamPS) on Facebook, Twitter, and (@framinghamschools) on Instagram. You can also join the conversation using #FraminghamSchools.

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