Thu, Dec 3, 2020  8:30am - 10:30am

All children and youth have the right to a free and appropriate education, as well as stability in their educational programming when they are in placement. Whenever a child/youth enters placement through the Department of Health and Human Services such child/youth shall have specific case management to support their education and, if of school age, shall be required to attend a public school setting which best meets their needs. Over the past several years, there has been significant turnover in leadership roles representing stakeholder groups essential to BID Meetings: Special Education Administrators, DCYF, Juvenile Court System, CASA, and the NHDOE etc.  Now more than ever there is a need to collaborate, discuss challenges, problem solve and bring forward potential next steps.

This panel discussion will address the policies which establish procedures to safeguard the educational rights of children/youth in placement and ensure that all children/youth in placement are in compliance with compulsory attendance as required by State Law or supported in enrolling in educational and vocational programming. 

Panel Members:

Gerald Zelin – Attorney for Drummond Woodsum

Margaret-Ann Moran – Circuit Court Judge

Jennifer Ross-Ferguson – DCYF Child Protection

Richard Sarette – DCYF Juvenile Justice

Pam Carbee – Court Appointed Special Advocate

Rebecca Fredette – State of NH Director of Special Education


Issues to be addressed include:

  • Joining sending and receiving school district
  • Follow up referral or IEP reviews by district
  • Best Interest Determination (BID) meeting procedures 
  • Best practice guidelines for DCYF 
  • Practice guidance for DCYF



Jane Bergeron-Beaulieu, Executive Director – NHASEA

Tobi Gray Chassie, Education Consultant



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Conference will be hosted virtually. Attendees will receive these materials after registration is completed. 

Attendee: $95.00
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