Low Incidence Programs

The Low Incidence Special Interest Group (SIG) is a group for PK-12 educators working in low incidence districts in Massachusetts.

The goal of the Low Incidence SIG is to provide ongoing support to educators who struggle with implementation of state and federal mandates for English learner education due to their low numbers of ELL students. Some of our activities include

  • Sharing resources such as forms, parent manuals, translation resources, and curriculum resources.
  • Exploring topics such as second language acquisition vs. language disability, language assessment testing, gaining support from administrators, CPR compliance issues, etc.
  • Obtaining updates on DESE initiatives and policy changes.

Meetings are open to current MATSOL Members at no charge. 

  • Non-Members: Join MATSOL and choose "Low Incidence Programs" as a special interest group.
  • Members: Update your member profile and choose "Low Incidence Programs" as a special interest group.

The Low Incidence E-List is open to current MATSOL members. Members will be automatically subscribed to the E-list when they choose the Low Incidence SIG in registration. If you'd like to join this E-list manually, please read instructions for subscribing to an E-List.


Meetings are on Mondays from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. Pre-registration is required for each meeting.

Meeting dates for the 2019 - 20 school year are:

10/7/19 - Assabet Valley Voc Tech, Marlborough
11/18/19 - Assabet Valley Voc Tech, Marlborough
3/16/20 - Blackstone Valley Regional Voc Tech, Upton
5/4/20 - Blackstone Valley Regional Voc Tech, Upton

*New satellite location for those on the South Coast*:
11/18/19 - Dartmouth Middle School, Dartmouth
3/16/20 - Dartmouth Middle School, Dartmouth
5/4/20 - Dartmouth Middle School, Dartmouth

Agendas, meeting minutes, and other resources.

Low Incidence SIG Organizing Committee

Jennifer Fitzgerald, Christine Luczkow, Christine Bates, Becket Lung, Kelly Duarte, & Kerry DeJesus