School Attendance Summit

September 29th, 2017

Helping Students Stay the Course

September 29, 2017

One Cranberry Hill

750 Marrett Road, Lexington

8:15 am – 8:45 am Registration and Breakfast

8:45 am – 2:30 Conference

COST: Free/members  or $100/nonmembers

A multi-disciplinary team from Lowell Public Schools will present their successful and innovative community-based program that addresses attendance issues and helps students attend school regularly and stay in school until they graduate the course.  In addition, law enforcement, protection agencies and the court system personnel will make effective recommendations to combat truancy and tardiness.

Tim Carey, Leah Kelly, Margie Daniels, and Judge Blitzman are featured at the Attendance Summit


  • The Honorable Jay Blitzman, First Justice, Juvenile Court Department, Middlesex County
  • Tim Carey, M.S.W., Probation Officer, Middlesex Juvenile Court
  • Nancy Crones L.I.C.S.W., District Support Specialist, Lowell Public Schools
  • Jeannine Durkin M.Ed., Deputy Superintendent, Lowell Public Schools
  • Heather Ganley, LSW, District Attendance Supervisor Rosa Segerra-Morales, District Attendance Monitor, Lowell Public Schools
  • Leah Kelly, Psy.D., Executive Director, Adolescent Consultation Services
  • Tom Malone, Esq., Metro Regional Counsel, Department of Children and Families
  • Richard Melillo, M.Ed., Director of Student Services, Somerville Public Schools
  • Adam Murray, NFI School Liaison, Lowell Public Schools
  • Kristin Pepin, Probation Officer II, LSW, Middlesex Juvenile Court, Lowell

PDPs and CEUs

PDPs are offered for all MPY professional development conferences. PDPs are issued for minimum of 10 hours through attending two linked conferences.  To earn PDPs, you must attend this event and its companion conference in the spring.  

MPY has applied for CEUs for this conference through the NASW and MaMHCA.  

Event Cancellation Policy

If you are unable to attend any MPY conference after registering, you must cancel online at least 48 hours prior to event. Failure to do so will result in a cancellation fee.  Conference no shows are also charged a fee.  For assistance call MPY at 781-587-3411.

Accessibility and Accommodations

All Middlesex Partnerships for Youth conferences are handicapped accessible. Middlesex Partnerships for Youth will work to make reasonable accommodations as requested by individuals with disabilities. Requests should be made at least 3 weeks before the event. Direct accommodation requests to Executive Director Margie Daniels at

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