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
- 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