DESE Special Education Regional Meetings for SY19-20

Due to concerns about COVID-19, these meetings will now be held virtually.

The Massachusetts Organization of Educational Collaboratives (MOEC) has partnered with the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) to host three meetings across the state in each collaborative region during the 2019-2020 school year. The meetings will provide a method for DESE to communicate directly with special education administrators while providing administrators with an opportunity to request information on specific topics and ask questions. 

Dates and Location

There will be (3) DESE meetings during the year across (5) state regions. The Western Region meetings will be facilitated by the Collaborative for Educational Services.  (Please note that you do not need to be a member of CES to attend these meetings.)

The (3) Western Region meeting dates are:

  • Wednesday, October 30, 2019
  • Thursday, January 16, 2020**
  • Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Meetings will run from 9:30am - 11:30am, and will take place ONLINE.

Closer to each meeting date, CES will send out a reminder and registration e-mail (to track numbers of participants), as well as an updated agenda for the meeting.

Cost and Registration

These meetings are free. Please select the meeting you plan to attend by using the drop-down menu and form on the right-hand side of this page. 

Registration Deadline: one week prior to each meeting.

For more information, contact:
Position: 
Events Coordinator
Phone: 
413.586.4900 x5981
Email: 
esullivan@collaborative.org