SEPAC - Special Education Parent Advisory Council

2020-2021 Events and Meetings

2019-2020 Events and Meetings

 

Current Happenings

Join us at this year's MEET and GREET (Spanish Meet and Greet flyer) Thursday, September 24, 7pm to 8pm.
 
Our next BOARD MEETING will be:
Friday, October 2, 2020
9:00 am - 10:30am 
Agenda  
Join with Google Meet using the link: https://meet.google.com/dhy-wywm-rwd 
or by phone:  617-675-4444‬  PIN: ‪909 286 087 0262‬#

At this meeting, Sarah Wierich, our SEPAC secretary, will present the final results from our SEPAC COVID-19 Survey. We had over 150 responses--thank you all so much for participating!!! You can also find a summary of the survey results here

Make SEPAC Stronger

Here are some ways you can make SEPAC stronger:

Join our mailing list:  

Send a note to sepac@arps.org with “subscribe” in the subject line. We strive to send a note monthly letting you know what we've been up to and how you can participate. 

Attend a board meeting: 

Meetings will be held (most likely--everything is in flux this year!) the first Friday of the month.  Dates, times and Google Meet instructions for joining all our meetings can be found by clicking on the "2020-2021 Events and Meeting" link above. 

Send us a note:

Our mailbox (sepac@arps.org) is always open. We take confidentiality of the information you provide very seriously, so we hope folks will feel comfortable sharing stories that will help us advocate for improving systems that will enrich our students’ experiences and make our district stronger. If you would like us to share your story at a board meeting during the public comment period, please write, “public comment” in the subject line.  We can read your note with or without your name, just indicate if you would like to remain anonymous. 

What is SEPAC? 

The Special Education Parent Advisory Council is a volunteer organization of families of children with disabilities in Pelham Elementary, Amherst Elementary, and Amherst Regional Schools as well as students out of district. We are federally mandated to exist under Massachusetts Special Education Law and are charged with: “advising the district on matters that pertain to the education and safety of students with disabilities, meeting regularly with school officials to participate in the planning, development, and evaluation of the school district’s special education programs. ”603 CMR 28:07(4)

Link to By-Laws

Who are members of SEPAC?

Parents and/or guardians of children who receive any type of special education services or accommodations in school, such as an Individualized Education Program (IEP), a 504 accommodation or an out-of-district placement.

Families who think their child may have some learning issues or differences and/or would like to understand or have an interest in special education.

Educators and any other member of the community who want to learn more!

Ways to contact us:

Email: sepac@arps.org

Facebook: Arps Sepac