Advisory Council (SEPAC)
What is SEPAC?
SEPAC stands for Special Education Parent Advisory Council.
The SEPAC is comprised of individuals involved in, or concerned with, the education of students with disabilities. Membership is open to parents of students with disabilities, teachers, administrators, individuals with disabilities, and members of the community.
Send us your name and email (on the right hand side of any page) and you will be put on our mailing list and become a member!
To read more from the Commonwealth, please click on the link below.
Advisory Committee at the state level
How do I know if PAC is right for me?
- Does your child currently receive special education services?
- Has he/she been newly referred or do you anticipate the need for services?
- Does the idea of an IEP or 504 plan overwhelm you, or do you just want to know more about them?
- Do you want to meet other parents of children with special needs?
- Do you want to learn more about your child’s educational rights?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions then please come and join us. Still not sure? You can always Contact Us!
Why do we need a Parents Advisory Council (PAC)?
According to the Massachusetts Regulations Governing Special Education every school district must maintain a PAC.
Membership: Each local or regional committee shall be composed of persons involved in or concerned with the education of students with disabilities.
Functions and Responsibilities of the PAC: The committee shall advise the school district on matters concerning the unmet needs of students with disabilities, comment on improvement plans including school support plans, local compliance with state and federal laws pertaining to the education of students with disabilities, comment on applications for federal and state funds and serve as advocates in partnership with parents for students with disabilities to ensure that they receive the entitlements provided to them under state and federal laws.
To read more from this document, please click on the link below.