Carroll Schools News and Notes: Special Education, Board Meeting

Mark your calendar for these important events.

There are seven weeks of school left in but that doesn't mean that is slowing down. Here are some important dates and events that might interest you.


Around the World of Special Education Workshop, April 24

The Partners for Success Center of Carroll County Public Schools will sponsor a workshop for parents and school staff on Tuesday, April 24, from 6 to 8 p.m. at in Westminster.

This “basics” workshop gives participants an overview of the special education process and acquaints participants with the terminology and procedures involved in special education. Topics covered will include: Definition of Special Education Terms, Federal and State Laws, The Special Education Cycle, Eligibility Advocacy — Parent Involvement in the IEP Process, Individualized Education Plans, and Resources.

Light refreshments will be served. To register, please call Cindy Senseney at the
Partners for Success Resource Center at 410-751-3955.

Special Olympics, April 25

The Carroll County Special Olympics will be held on Wednesday, April 25, at . Opening ceremonies will begin at 10 a.m. Carroll County Public Schools has entered into an educational partnership with the Special Olympics of Maryland--Carroll County.

Board Meeting and Work Session, April 25

The Board of Education of Carroll County will hold the following meetings on Wednesday, April 25, in the Charles I. Ecker Boardroom at the Board of Education offices, located at 125 North Court Street.

2 p.m.--Board Work Session on FY13 Operating Budget (no citizen participation)
5 p.m.--Combined Regular and Administrative Board Meeting (with citizen participation)

The agenda and back-up materials for the Board meeting will be available for review on BoardDocs, which may be accessed by visiting the school system's website at www.carrollk12.org and clicking on Board of Education Meeting Agenda and Documents on the home page.

Special Needs Planning: Guardianship, May 1

The Partners for Success Center of Carroll County Schools will sponsor an information night for parents on special needs planning for guardianship on Tuesday, May 1, at 6:30 p.m. at Carroll Springs School in Westminster.

When an individual reaches the age of 18, the parent is no longer the individual’s legal guardian. A person with special needs may require guidance and support when making informed decisions, giving consent, functioning at a job, or living independently. Attorney Randi Bocanegra looks at Guardianship and the alternatives so that parents may explore the legal options available
to protect their child and help with overall special needs planning. After the presentation there will be time for questions.

Light refreshments will be served. To register call Cindy Senseney at 410-751-3955 or email clsense@carrollk12.org.


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