Welcome to the Lee Public School District Web site. The Lee Public Schools are located in the Berkshire Hills of Western Massachusetts just minutes from the Massachusetts Turnpike and numerous world class tourist and cultural destinations. We educate students from the towns of Lee and Tyringham, and other neighboring communities through school choice and tuition agreements.

Our community has a history of supporting its public schools, as evidenced by our beautiful campus and our two school buildings. We are grateful to be a part of such a supportive community.


News and Information

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Tiered Focused Monitoring

During the week of April 12, 2021 the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Office of Public School Monitoring (PSM) will conduct a Tiered Focused Monitoring Review of Lee Public Schools. The Office of Public School Monitoring visits each district and charter school every three years to monitor compliance with federal and state special education and civil rights regulations. Areas of review related to special education include student assessments, determination of eligibility, the Individualized Education Program (IEP) Team process, and IEP development and implementation. Areas of review related to civil rights include bullying, student discipline, physical restraint, and equal access to school programs for all students. 

In addition to the onsite visit, parent outreach is an important part of the review process. The review chairperson from the Office of Public School Monitoring will send all parents of students with disabilities an online survey that focuses on key areas of their child’s special education program. Survey results will contribute to the development of a report. During the onsite review, the Office of Public School Monitoring will interview the chairperson(s) of the district’s Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC). Other onsite activities may include interviews of district staff and administrators, reviews of student records, and onsite observations.  

Parents and other individuals may call Amy Krukonis, Public School Monitoring Chairperson, at (413) 314-6702 to request a telephone interview. If an individual requires an accommodation, such as translation, to participate in an interview, the Department will make the necessary arrangements.

 

Within approximately 60 business days after the onsite visit, the review chairperson will provide the district with a report with information about areas in which the district meets or exceeds regulatory requirements and areas in which the district requires assistance to correct or improve practices. The public will be able to access the report at http://www.doe.mass.edu/psm/tfm/reports/.


Monday, March 1, 2021

Pooled Testing Update

Good afternoon members of the Lee Public Schools community.  Last week I sent you some information about pooled testing and our intentions of moving forward with these practices.  We are still going forward, and I wanted to let you know that there will be a webinar hosted on Wednesday evening at 6:00 to discuss the process.  During the webinar, you will learn more about how pooled testing at schools can help teachers and students get back to in-person learning more safely. This presentation will be followed up by a Q&A session with CIC’s CEO, Tim Rowe. All sessions are recorded and will be available for viewing afterward.  [Note: CIC is the vendor with whom we are working to conduct these tests].  If you would like to register for this webinar, please go here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJErcuGgqDkoHtcH-3vyxcsj9bISX0edhEdS

Please complete one digital consent form per student. 

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