School Year 2020-2021 / Reopening Information for Partners:

June 11th Call for Therapeutic Partners:
Pause on Therapeutic Services: Official Release Letter
Call Recording and Slides: Call Recording and Call Slides
Mandatory Survey for all Therapeutic Partners: Official Survey Response Form

June 16th FERPA Training:
Event Description: FERPA is the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, the Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records and is something we all work with daily.
EventBrite Page and Information: Register Here

June 2nd Partnership Update Call:
Partnership Update Information and Reference Material: Presentation Slides
Partnership Call Recording: Presentation Recording
NOTE: Due to the Juneteenth Holiday, the ESSER meeting has been rescheduled to a later time. We will provide a date at a later time.

May 12th Partnership Update Call and Data Collection Intro:
Partnership Update Information: Presentation Slides
Partnership Call Recording: Presentation Recording
Partner Data Collection: Partner Data Collection Technical Guide For SY20-21

Boston Public Schools Statement on Partner Access (March 16th):
On Tuesday, March 16, it was announced to school leaders that a limited number of partners are being allowed into BPS school buildings. Approved partners include mental health supports, physical health support through health clinics and therapy, and therapeutic services, such as ABA and ELA. Also included are student teachers, student nurses, and student social workers. If you offer one of these services and are interested in returning in person, please contact school leaders. There are fewer limitations on the type of Partners providing services outside of school buildings. This programming also requires the approval of the school leader, adherence to all registration requirements, and public health guidelines. Guidance will continue to be updated as decisions are made.

CORI INFORMATION and UPDATES
CORI information can be found in our Guide for School-Community Partnerships, inside the Guide you will find a link to the CORI Form, as well as instructions. Due to COVID-19 ID verification is no longer in person. When you submit your forms, please choose a school you have a relationship with. The staffer at the school who verifies CORI forms will contact you to confirm the information on the ID is correct, and the ID matches the person. This process may take between 7 to 10 days.

Review the Guide for School-Community Partnerships here Please make sure that your program information is up to date.


Earlier Partnership Updates and School Reopening Information:

April 14th Partnership Update Call and Data Collection Intro:
Partnership Update Information: Presentation Slides
Partnership Call Recording: Presentation Recording

March 10th Partnership Update Call and Anti-Racism Training Information:
Anti-Racism Training Information: Presentation Slides
Anti-Racism Training Recording: Presentation Recording

For information regarding Partners Access to Buildings (Updated Sept. 23rd), please refer to the BPS Superintendent’s Guide to Building Access

For more information regarding guidelines for program offerings, along with update new policies as result of COVID-19, please review Expanded Guidance for Partners Providing Programming During COVID-19 Closure

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