The January 28th EPLAC Meeting Cancelled!!
The January meeting of EPLAC, the East Providence Local Advisory Committee for Special Education, to be held on Wednesday January 28th at has been cancelled due to school closings. Our next meeting is on Feb 25th in the library of Martin Middle School, 111 Brown Street, E. Prov, RI
The Public is Cordially Invited to attend any of our meetings and informative workshops.The Upcoming workshop: on February 25, 2015: Bullying and Harassment of Students with Disabilities – What Parents and Educators Need to Know (hosted by RIPIN)Students with disabilities are two to three times more likely to be bullied than the general population. The focus of this workshop will be on the school’s responsibility to keep students safe and how parents can work with schools in preventing bullying. We will also discuss what happens when bullying limits a student’s ability to receive a free and appropriate public education (FAPE). (2 hours)We are continuing our Membership Drive. Come, be a part of our committee!About Us:The East Providence Local Advisory Committee for Special Education (EPLAC) is a state mandated group that provides input on special education issues to the school district. Our role is to advise the school district on the development of programs and services to address the unmet needs of East Providence students with disabilities. The group is comprised of parents of school aged students with disabilities, school professionals and community members. By sharing their unique perspective, members are able to help East Providence Schools work more effectively with families and improve outcomes for children.This year we are conducting a membership drive to expand our LAC membership. We typically meet on the last Wednesday of every month during the school year at the Martin Middle School Library, 111 Brown St, East Providence from 6:30pm-8:00pm.MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS:• Either a parent of student(s) with disability, an individual with a disability, a special education or general education teacher, a public school administrator or other members of the community interested in the unmet needs of students with disabilities• Attend regular monthly meetings• Participate in committee activities• Vote on issues relating to the LAC work• Work collaboratively and pro-actively in identifying problems and recommending solutionsIf you are interested in using your talents and strengths in making a difference for students and families of East Providence school students with disabilities, please complete the below Membership Enrollment Form and return it at your first meeting attended. You may also email the information to firstname.lastname@example.orgMEMBERSHIP ENROLLMENT FORMNAME: _______________________________________________ADDRESS: _________________________________________________________________________________________*PHONE: ______________________________________________*EMAIL: _______________________________________________Children in school (check all that apply):• Pre-K • K • 1st • 2nd • 3rd • 4th • 5th • 6th • 7th • 8th • 9th • 10th • 11th • 12th Transition to Adult Service* Please make sure contact information is printed clearly in order to receive communications from EPLACFor more info, please visit our website page at: http://www.epschoolsri.com/content/165/322/default.aspxor email us at email@example.com