We are pleased to announce that the first public hearing for the Massachusetts Special Commission on After School and Out of School Time will be held on Tuesday, April 10, 2007 from 5 PM - 8 PM in Western Massachusetts at Springfield Technical Community College's Auditorium. Springfield Technical Community College (STCC) is located at One Armory Square in Springfield.
We look forward to your thoughtful participation at this hearing as the Special Commission works to define how best to support children and youth in and out of school. Commission members are interested in hearing from a broad spectrum of people including parents, youth, schools, community-based providers, faith-based organizations, police, libraries, municipalities, business, and other interested parties at this hearing.
If you cannot attend this public hearing, we invite you to post comments on this blog.
We will be holding a second public hearing in Western Massachusetts in the Berkshires but that date and time has yet to be confirmed.
Thanks again and we look forward to working with you to ensure that our first public hearing is a success.
Senator Thomas McGee
Representative Marie St. Fleur
The Massachusetts Special Commission on After School and Out of School Time has been created by the Massachusetts Legislature to help define what is needed to support the healthy development of children and youth in and out of school.