2014 / 2015 Leaders

CHAIRS:

 

A. MATTHEW PALLETT

MATT@PALLETT.COM

781-626-0958

 

CO-CHAIR:

 

INAE HWANG

INAEHWANG@GMAIL.COM

617-290-5468

 

SECRETARY:

 

JERRI NEWMAN

ARLINGTONSEPAC@GMAIL.COM

 

 

CO-SECRETARY:

 

LEEANNA PALLETT

LEEANNA@PALLETT.COM

781-856-9647

CONTACT US:

EMAIL:

 ArlingtonSEPAC@gmail.com

 

 

 

What is SEPAC?

(Special Education Parents Advisory Council)

The Massachusetts special education law, Chapter 71B of the Massachusetts General Laws, requires a school district to establish a PAC (Parent Advisory Council), and assigns both an advisory and a participatory function to the PAC.

The following is the excerpt from Section 3 of Chapter 71B that pertains to PACs:

"…. The school committee of any city, town, or school district shall establish a parent advisory council on special education. Membership shall be offered to all parents of children with disabilities and other interested parties.  The parent advisory council 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 school committee's special education programs. The parent advisory council shall establish by-laws regarding officers and operational procedures.  In the course of its duties under this section, the parent advisory council shall receive assistance from the school committee without charge, upon reasonable notice, and subject to the availability of staff and resources. …"

 

Arlington SEPAC is a parent group that acts as a resource for parents and advises the district regarding meeting the needs of students with special needs.  We provide support and networking opportunities for parents and guardians of children with special educational needs, offer workshops and guest speakers to help parents become better informed about special education issues and meet regularly with school officials to participate in the planning, development and evaluation of special education programs in town.

Our Mission

Presentation by PQA on 2010

Coordinated Program Review

 

2011 PQA 6 year program review

 

2010 Arlington SEPAC  survey

 

Major Themes in Inclusion

 

2011 NCLB Report Card

 

 

 

 

SEPAC Information of Interest:

Consult the SEPAC Handbook: