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WESTPORT — Superintendent Thomas F. Aubin invites members of the Westport Community Schools to a virtual School Committee meeting next week. On Tuesday, Aug. 31, there will be a virtual Westport School Committee Work Session, where there will be a discussion concerning American Rescue Plan Act (ESSER III) funding. The meeting will begin promptly at 6 p.m. Anyone who is interested in attending can join by using the information for the webinar: Link: tinyurl.com/7f4wnzam. Passcode: 1S5zRf Telephone: US: +1-301-715-8592 Webinar ID: 871 5683 9163 Passcode: 790220 The Westport Community Schools looks forward to the community’s participation in this meeting. There will 
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Note, the following was released by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education on Friday, Aug. 20: MALDEN – Education Commissioner Jeffrey C. Riley will ask the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to grant him authority to mandate masks for all public K-12 students, educators, and staff through October 1 to ensure schools fully reopen safely and to provide time for more students and educators to get vaccinated. After October 1, the commissioner’s policy would allow middle and high schools to lift the mask mandate for vaccinated students and staff only if the school meets a certain vaccination 
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WESTPORT — Interim Superintendent Thomas F. Aubin reports that during the week of April 12, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Office of Public School Monitoring (PSM) will conduct a Tiered Focused Monitoring Review of Westport Community 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 
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