DESE Program Review Press Release

Information regarding the upcoming Collaborative Program Review being conducted by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education can be found below. This information, in addition to results and ratings at the conclusion of the Review will be listed in the Public Information section of the website. Final Reports will also be available on DESE’s website at: .


Click here for a copy of the press release (PDF file).


2015-2016 School Program Calendars Available

New calendars for the 2015-2016 school year for all SMEC programs are online.  You can see these calendars here:

Professional Development Survey Online

In order to improve the professional development we provide, we have created a survey for the purposes of gauging the needs of educational professionals in the region. If you are a local educator or administrator who has visited SMEC for professional development in the past, or think you may take advantage of our services in the future, please take a moment to fill out our survey.

Click here to access our Professional Development survey.

Friends of SMEC Benefit Dance Photos

The Standard-Times was at the Friends of SMEC Benefit Dance on Friday night and took pictures of the event. Thank you to them as well as the many volunteers that made the dance successful.

You can see the photo gallery in their Out and About section here.

Program Cancellations for 3/5/15

All SMEC evening programs for School and Adult Services are cancelled due to inclement weather.

ISP II Open for 2/24/15

With the previous concerns at Old Rochester Regional High School now taken care of, the ISP II classroom will be open on Tuesday, February 24th.

ISP II Cancellation for 2/23/15

Due to weather related safety concerns at the Old Rochester Regional High School, the ISP II program will be closed on Monday, February 23rd.

1/29/15 Board Meeting Cancellation (Updated)

The SMEC Board of Directors meeting scheduled for Thursday, January 29th has been cancelled due to inclement weather. Notice will be given when a new date is determined.


Update: The meeting has been rescheduled to Tuesday, February 24th at 6:30 PM. An updated agenda will be posted in the coming weeks.

Program Cancellations for 1/29/15

On Thursday, January 29th, the SMEC ISP II program at Old Rochester High School as well as our SAIL and ADH programs and Administrative offices will all be open for regular operating hours.

All other SMEC school programs in Acushnet, Dartmouth, Fairhaven, and New Bedford will remain closed.

Please refer to our inclement weather policy for more information.

Program Cancellations for 1/28/15

All SMEC school programs are closed for Wednesday, January 28th. The SMEC administrative office, SAIL, and ADH programs will be open with a 2 hour delay.

Please refer to our inclement weather policy for more information.