Meeting Minutes – 2018-2019

General Meeting Minutes

2018-2019 School Year

September 25th, 2018

Navigating PGCPS || Transportation || Family Support Center  – Learned how the Department of Special Education can support you and how to navigate the Chain of Command when questions arise regarding student programming, services, school team challenges. Also learned about the Family Support Center as a resource for parents in the system, and about Transportation for your child to and from school.

October 23rd, 2018

Parent Role in the IEP Process –  Learned about how to be actively involved as an equal partner at your child’s IEP meeting in all aspects of the IEP planning, discussion and decision making.

November 27th, 2018

Parent Panel: Advocacy for a Lifetime  – An evening of open, honest dialogue with veteran parents of students with disabilities. They shared experiences on advocacy over the lifespan, and provided advice for best practices and positive outcomes.

December 2018 NO MEETING
February 26th, 2019

School Transitions  – Learned what to expect during transitions from preschool, elementary, middle, high school and post-secondary. Roundtable discussions will cover each of these specific transitions.

March 26th, 2019

Disproportionality and Equity –  We learned about PGCPS’s strategic plan to reduce and eliminate the disproportionate number of students with disabilities and students of color who are suspended or expelled. New state regulations were reviewed.

April 23rd, 2019

Supporting Families with Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) through the RDI Process and One World Center Partnership  – April is Autism Awareness Month. The focus of this evening was to learn more about autism spectrum disorder and ongoing PGPCS initiatives that provide support to families and teachers through the RDI process.

May 28th, 2019

Screening of the movie Normal Isn’t Real with panel discussion hosted by PGCPS psychologists. 

June 25th, 2019 Board Elections & Planning for 2019-2020 School Year