Tuesday, June 15th at 8PM Virtually via Zoom (Registration Required in Advance)
EXCITING NEWS! Our bi-annual SEPAC Elections are coming up Tuesday, June 15th via Zoom! If you’ve always wanted to help or get more involved within the special education community and the future success of our special needs children, we would love to have you join us!
This is a great way to get your ideas out there, voices heard, and grow a friendly network among other local families. Not only do we help provide incredible resources to our SEPAC community, but we also host a number of events that are a lot of FUN!
A SEPAC is a Special Education Parent Advisory Council made up of volunteer parents. Every public school district in Massachusetts is required to establish a SEPAC. Massachusetts state law assigns both an advisory and participatory function to SEPACs. Membership is open to all district parents of children with disabilities (IEPs and 504 plans) and other interested parties.
Duties shall include, but not be limited to:
Advising the School Committee 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 district’s special education programs
Cooperating with the District on their annual workshop on the rights of students, parents and guardians under state and federal law.
The SEPAC is a self-governing public body which creates its own by-laws and operational procedures. A SEPAC is different from other parent groups in a school district such as a PTA, PTO or School Council – a SEPAC does not represent families from one school, but represents all families of children with disabilities from the entire school district. All are welcome, however, in order to hold a position or be a voting member, you must have a child on an IEP or 504 plan within the Methuen school system.
We welcome the opportunity for you to join efforts with us for future events/meetings and take part in this year’s election! If you are interested in a position or have any questions, please feel free to contact us.
Stay tuned for more upcoming events.
You can also join our email list for other meetings and event info at: Get Involved