• Help parents and guardians understand and navigate the special education system

  • Hold monthly meetings to discuss Plymouth's special education department and related issues

  • Communicate with school department administration about the special education experience at our schools

  • Share ideas and suggestions for improving the special education programs in Plymouth 

  • Support parents with questions or concerns regarding rights and responsibilities 

  • Coordinate presentations on topics relevant to special education and disabilities 

  • Create opportunities for families to meet others with similar concerns and challenges 

Massachusetts Regulation 603 CMR 28.07(4): “Parent advisory participation. Each school district shall create a districtwide parent advisory council offering membership to all parents of eligible students and other interested parties. The parent advisory council duties shall include but not be limited to: advising the district on matters that pertain to the education and safety of students with disabilities; meeting regularly with school officials to participate in the planning, development, and evaluation of the school district’s special education programs. The parent advisory council shall establish by-laws regarding officers and operational procedures, and, in the course of its duties, the parent advisory council shall receive assistance from the district without charge, upon reasonable notice, and subject to the availability of staff and resources.” 


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