About CASE Collaborative
For 45 years, Concord Area Special Education (CASE) Collaborative has been an organization that allows school districts to plan, develop and implement programs for students with special needs. It affords school districts the opportunity to augment local services and provide a continuum of special education programs through collaboration with member school districts. It provides a mechanism for people to share ideas and resources for the purpose of meeting a common need.
CASE is a collaborative of 11 regional and municipal districts serving the Greater Boston metropolitan area. CASE is governed by a board of directors comprised of ten school superintendents representing each of its member school districts. CASE was formed in 1974 to meet regional needs of member school districts. The main, although not exclusive, focus of CASE Collaborative is children and young adults who require special education.
The most recent CASE Collaborative Agreement approved by the then Massachusetts Department of Education was approved by former Commissioner Mitchell Chester on November 20, 2015. At that time the stated primary purpose of CASE was to “jointly conduct regional educational programs and services on behalf of member school committees.”
At CASE Collaborative, our mission is to maximize the full potential of students with disabilities by promoting academically enriching and supportive environments within inclusive school communities.
CASE partners with families and districts in delivering high quality, customizable, efficient and cost- effective educational programs and services tailored to each student.
Our Vision & Core Values
Our work at CASE is geared always towards our vision of "nurturing and inspiring every child to learn and grow." Our CASE wide vision is reflected by our three core values; Caring, Excellence, and Collaboration
It starts the minute a student gets on the bus and it’s the foundation of everything that we do as a community. Caring means supporting, challenging and persevering. It means taking the time to identify and connect with each individual’s unique qualities.
We have high standards and set high expectations for our teachers and our students. There are always challenges. But we are resourceful and find new ways to support our student’s growth.
Growth, learning and successful transitions flourish in a connected environment. Collaboration and communication are essential across our network: students and their families, drivers, teachers, therapists, administrators, host schools and the broader community.