Created to help curb the high cost of Special Education Transportation by providing up to date trip information for districts and programs in Massachusetts.
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The Members of the Massachusetts Special Needs Transportation Task Force, with the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, have an abiding commitment to high quality, cost-effective transportation for the Commonwealth’s students with disabilities who require such services. The Task Force has an unmitigated belief that this can be accomplished by creating efficiencies in routing students by utilizing a shared multi-district approach, or participating in regional transportation network systems that have been established across the Commonwealth. Further, the Task Force believes that it is imperative for all school districts to participate in these joint efforts, taking a leadership role in creating greater cost efficiencies while maintaining and supporting the highest quality of service in the area of special needs transportation. By working together we can best serve all students.
TASK FORCE MEMBER ORGANIZATIONS
Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents (MASS)
Massachusetts Association of School Committees (MASC)
Massachusetts Administrators for Special Education (ASE)
Massachusetts Association of 766 Approved Private Schools (maaps)
Massachusetts Organization of Educational Collaboratives (MOEC)
Massachusetts Association of School Business Officials (MASBO)
Massachusetts Association of Pupil Transportation (MAPT)
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE)
Colleen Cavanaugh has been involved in Special Education Transportation for over 25 years. She has been actively involved in the State Special Education Transportation Pilot Grant since 2005 and her subsequent work has resulting in substantial savings for participating school districts. She has met all requirements and successfully completed the National Association for Pupil Transportation Special Needs Training Program.
Phone: (508) 829-2786
Cell: (774) 345-0131