The Special Education Citizen’s Advisory Committee (SECAC) will be hosting monthly meetings this year.  Meetings will be a combination of virtual and in-person meetings, as feasible.  Some of these meetings will be in a town hall format while others will be more informative in nature.

The first meeting of the 2020-2021 school year will be a Virtual Town Hall with Nick Shockney, Director of Special Education for Carroll County Public Schools, on Wednesday, August 19, 2020, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.  As CCPS enters the school year virtually, Mr. Shockney will answer questions about ICLPs, distance learning, services, and accommodations in the virtual classroom.  This meeting will be hosted in a virtual format and questions will be collected ahead of time.  If there is additional time, questions will be taken from the attendees, limiting to one question per attendee.  Attendees are asked to refrain from asking or commenting about specific schools, teachers, or students.  The Executive Board will monitor the meeting to ensure a productive conversation.

This meeting will be using the Zoom format and a link will be sent 24 hours prior to the meeting with the list of pre-submitted questions for reference (questions may be edited for clarity or redundancy).  A Q&A document will be available after the meeting for reference for those who are unable to attend.  

Please submit questions by August 17, 2020, to the SECAC Executive Board at or

The Carroll County Public Schools (CCPS) is firmly committed to creating equal employment and educational opportunities for all persons with regard to its employment practices and in the provision of services, programs, and activities. The CCPS does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, genetic information, marital status, mental or physical disability, ancestry or national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. The CCPS provides non-discriminatory access to school facilities in accordance with its policies and regulations regarding the community use of schools (including, but not limited to, the Boy Scouts). The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Chantress J. Baptist, Director of Human Resources, 125 North Court Street, Westminster, Maryland 21157, (410) 751-3070.

The Carroll County Public Schools (CCPS) does not discriminate on the basis of disability in employment or the provision of services, programs or activities. Persons needing auxiliary aids and services for communication should contact the Communications Office at 410-751-3020 or, or write to Carroll County Public Schools, 125 North Court Street, Westminster, Maryland 21157. Persons who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability, may use Relay or 7-1-1. Please contact the school system at least one (1) week in advance of the date the special accommodation is needed. Information concerning the Americans with Disabilities Act is available from the Director of Facilities or the Supervisor of Community and Media Relations: Raymond Prokop, Director of Facilities Management, 125 North Court Street, Westminster, Maryland  21157, (410) 751-3177, or Carey Gaddis, Communications Officer, 125 North Court Street, Westminster, Maryland  21157, (410) 751-3020.



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