Wednesday October 31, 2012

Jonathan Lev of the North Berkshire School Union was informed by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education of an upcoming Coordinated Program Review that will be taking place this school year.

As part of this CPR, Department staff will visit the Savoy School District during the week of Nov. 12.

Such reviews are routinely conducted to satisfy federal and state requirements for the periodic review of specific education programs and services.

The review will address Special Education, Civil Rights and English learner education.

After reviewing school district procedures for these programs, a Department team will make its onsite visit, during which it will review individual student records, interview administrators, teachers and paraprofessional staff, survey parents and observe instructional spaces.

After the onsite visit it will prepare a report for the superintendent and school committee, with detailed findings for each program. The district will be provided with technical assistance in developing a corrective action plan on any areas that require improvement.

Both the department’s report and the corrective action plan are public information and will be available upon request. Reports are also available at http://www.doe.mass.edu/pqa/review/cpr/reports/.

Any member of the public may request to be interviewed by telephone by a member of the department’s visiting team. Those wishing to be interviewed should call the superintendent’s office at (413) 664-9292 no later than Nov. 5, or the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education at (781) 314-6707.