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Welcome to the Special Education Department

The Lynn Special Education Department's philosophy is to provide quality educational services geared to the individual needs of our students. Our goal is to maximize the intellectual, social, emotional, and physical potential of our special learners in a safe, nurturing and least restrictive environment. We foster respect and appreciation for cultural diversity through collaboration of staff, students, families, and the community and our policies are consistent with the Federal and State special education guidelines.

Today there are approximately 2, 300 students in the Lynn Public Schools receiving services via Individualized Education Plans (IEP). To meet their needs, the district employs over 300 special education teachers, therapists and paraprofessionals.

We provide a continuum of programs and services to meet the individual special needs of our students while providing access to the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks. The District provides programming for each of the elements of the IEP for students from 3 to 22 years of age.

The Special Education Department approaches the challenges of educating students identified with disabilities with a passion for their fundamental rights. We provide an equitable, quality education so that our students may take their rightful place in the world.

Our Department Information

Special Education Department Information
Phone (781) 477-7220 ext. 3328
Fax (781) 477-7191
Address 100 Bennett Street, Lynn, MA 01905
 
Special Education Department Personnel
Administrator of Special Education
Jessica McLaughlin (781) 477-7220 ext. 3329
Secretary for the Administrator of Special Education

(781) 477-7220 ext. 3329
Program Specialist of Special Education
Leanne Palmer (781) 477-7220 ext. 3335
Stacey Pena (781) 477-7220 ext. 3345
Program Specialist | COACH
Mikki DiVirgilio (781) 477-7450
Lynn SPED | Translator
Ana Chadbourne (781) 477-7220
Lynn SPED PAC | Parent Liaison
Frances Martinez (781) 477-7220 ext. 3336

Special Education Documents and Other Resources

PDF Icon Document Download (PDF)
Parent Guide To Special Education
  English
  Spanish
Parent Notice of Procedural Safeguards
  English
  Spanish
  Arabic
  Cape Verdean
  Chinese
  Haitian Creole
  Khmer
  Portuguese
  Russian
  Vietnamese
Our Problem Solving Flow Chart
  English
  Spanish

Welcome to the Special Education Parent Advisory Council

The Lynn Parent Advisory Council (PAC) is comprised of parents who have children who receive special education services within the Lynn Public Schools. They serve as an advisory to the Special Education Dept. PAC meets with the Administrator of Special Education to discuss programs, parent concerns and current special education laws. They also assist parents in learning their rights and responsibilities within these laws.

The PAC meetings are held the first Monday of every month during the school year. If the first Monday of the month is a holiday the meeting will be held the following Monday. There are no meetings in July and August. When school is cancelled for snow emergency, the meeting is likewise cancelled. Elections are held every June.

All parents and interested parties are encouraged to attend and benefit from guest speakers in the medical and special education field.

Our Contact Information

Lynn SPED PAC Parent Liasion
Frances Martinez (781) 477-7220 ext. 3336
Fax (781) 477-7191
Address 100 Bennett Street, Lynn, MA 01905
 
Lynn SPED PAC Personell and Information
Officers
Lynn Bishop Chairman
Lori Armenio Co-Chair
Maureen Benea Secretary
Stanley Wotring Treasurer
Contact Email friendsoflynnpac@yahoo.com
Our Website www.lynnpac.com
Meetings 1st Monday Of Each Month
Meeting Location 100 Bennett Street, School Committe Room
Lynn MA, 01905
Scheduled Meetings
2017-2018 TBA
   
PAC Document Downloads (PDF Format)
Our Information Flyer 2016-2017 Parent Liaison Flyer
   

PAC Meetings | 2017-2018 TBA
Lynn Parent Advisory Council

The Lynn Parent Advisory Council "PAC" meets every 1st Monday of the month during the school year. When school is cancelled for snow emergency, the meeting is likewise cancelled.

Our meeting location is at the School Administration Building 100 Bennett St. School Committee Room 1st Floor Lynn MA 01905. All meetings are at 6 PM.

If you need an interpreter please contact our office (781) 477-7220 Ext. 3336 we will try our best to accommodate your needs.

El Concejo de Padres "PAC" se re(me el primer Junes de cada mes durante el afio escolar. Cuando las Escuelas estan canceladas por emergencia de nieve, Ia reuni6n por igual sera cancelada.

»Si usted necesita in interprete por favor de contactar a nuestra oficina (781) 477 - 7220 Extension 3336 trataremos todo los posible de acomodar su necesidad.«

Lynn SPED PAC Parent Liasion
Enlace de los Padres
Frances Martinez (781) 477-7220 ext. 3336
Fax (781) 477-7191
Address 100 Bennett Street, Lynn, MA 01905
 
Lynn SPED PAC Personell and Information
Presidenta del Consejo
Lynn Bishop Chairman
Lori Armenio Co-Chair
Contact Email friendsoflynnpac@yahoo.com
Our Website www.lynnpac.com
Meetings 1st Monday Of Each Month
Meeting Location 100 Bennett Street, School Committe Room
Lynn MA, 01905
   
PAC Document Downloads (PDF Format)
Our Meeting Schedule 2015-2016 PAC Meeting Schedule
   
 

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