On August 18, 2021, the Leadership Team of SEPAC with support from SEPAC Members Emily Goldberg and Samantha Chipetz had a meeting with Dr. Ponds, Dr. Goldblatt, Interim Director of Public Services, and Supervisors of Special Education Ms. Carla Perez and Mrs. Jennifer Finnerty regarding compensatory education.
The discussion with the District was a good, open dialogue on the need to develop a road map/model for compensatory education. At present, the District is developing a plan to address compensatory education. It is understood that targeted, meaningful individualized plans need to be developed for each student.
Dr. Ponds has assured SEPAC that the District will get the students what they need. SEPAC will be meeting with Dr. Goldblatt and other members of the District’s Special Services Office before the end of the month and will provide additional information as it becomes available.