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Newton Public Schools - Student Services


The Newton Parent Advisory Council for Special Education (PAC) serves as a parent resource and a liaison between parents and the administration. It provides a forum for parents to meet each other and with school department staff to discuss special education concerns, strategies and programs.

The NewtonPAC has published this brochure for parents.


Student Services

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Judy Levin-Charns Ed.D.  

Assistant Superintendent for Student Services 
Room 320

As a speech/language pathologist for 26 years, Dr. Levin-Charns provided services to preschool, elementary, middle, and high school age students in the Winchester and Wellesley Public Schools. In addition to providing speech/language services at the preschool and elementary levels, she also served as a SPED Team chairperson at the elementary level for 19 years in the Wellesley Public Schools. Dr. Levin-Charns joined the Sharon Public Schools in 2002 as Director of Student Services, becoming an Assistant Superintendent in July 2007. She came to Newton in August 2008 as an Assistant Superintendent for Student Services. Dr. Levin-Charns graduated with a BA in Psychology from SUNY at Stony Brook and earned both an MS in Speech/Language Pathology and an Ed.D. in Psycholinguistics from Boston University.

Student Services Contact Information

The Newton Public Schools Guide to Special Education Programs and Related Services provides an overview of programs and related services that are available at the preschool, elementary, middle, and high school levels. Citywide programs are located in the specific school listed, but are open to eligible students across the city. All program summaries include specific student need profiles, program goals, descriptions of staffing, curriculum and special programming, as well as related services available. The related services section includes a brief description of each of the related services available to students in the Newton Public Schools based on the needs specified in their Individualized Education Programs (IEPs). 

McKinney-Vento Brochure: Please see this link for a resource brochure regarding supports in the Newton Public Schools related to homelessness.

Newton Public Schools Practicum and Internship Training Program. Interested candidates should follow this link for more information and application instructions.

PreK - Kindergarten Transition Timeline