About Us

 

What is a SEPAC?

SEPAC is the Special Education Parent Advisory Council.  Every school district is required, by law, to have one. As a group, we support parents and guardians of children who have an IEP, 504 Accommodation and/or  Out-of-District Placement.

What is our SEPAC‘s Mission?

The mission of the Berlin/Boylston SEPAC is to work toward the respect, understanding, support, and appropriate education for all children with special needs in our community.

To do that, we:

  • Advise the school district on:
  • development and operation of special education programs
  • parent and teacher training needs
  • policy development
  • Create a network of parents of children with special needs and a forum to share information
  • Promote communication and programs within the community to encourage understanding, acceptance, inclusion and compassion toward all children
  • Offer informational forums to parents, educators, students and professionals
  • Provide information to SEPAC members on local, state and national organizations, councils and groups
  • Assist members in locating information related to Special Education law
  • Support the special education staff with volunteers and resources where possible
What are our SEPAC‘s activities?
  • Regular monthly meetings

  • Guest speakers
  • Social events
  • Fundraising
  • Scholarship awards
  • Lending library
  • Personal, confidential, parent-to-parent support
  • Online Parent support

SEPAC is also visible and connected to the school community as members or attendees at meetings for these school and parent groups:

  • Berlin & Boylston Parent-Teacher Associations
  • School/Community Committees
  • Crisis Committees
  • District Wellness Committee
  • Administrative Search Committees
  • School Committees
  • School Improvement Councils