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Sannicandro Bill Supporters Give Gov 100 Foot Petition

Filed under: Politics,Schools & Education by News Staff at 2:40 pm on June 21, 2011
Supporters and Rep. Tom Sanicandro Present Gov. Patrick with Petition for Transitional Services for Disabled High School Students (June 21, 2011)

Supporters and Rep. Tom Sanicandro present Gov. Patrick with petition at State House, June 21, 2011.

FRAMINGHAM, MA - State Rep. Tom Sannicandro, (D-MA 7th Middlesex District), who represents constituents in Framingham and Ashland, met with supporters this morning before a hearing on House Bill No. H159.

The legislation if approved will amend Massachusetts General Law, (MGL Ch. 71, Sec. 38G) to define a special "Transitional Services" teacher license.

Those teachers would be trained to assist and guide the successful transition of students with disabilities to activities after graduating high school including; furthering their education, gaining competitive employment and living independently.

Before the hearing, supporters along with Rep. Sannicandro, (who sponsored the bill in January), presented Governor Deval Patrick with a one-hundred foot long petition which contained 1000 signatures supporting the legislation.

Rep. Sannicandro is the Chairman of the Joint Committee on Higher Education.

100 foot petition for H159 presented to Governor (June 21, 2011)

The 100 foot long petition.

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