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Pathfinder SEPAC

Mission

The mission of the Pathfinder Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) is to facilitate collaboration between students, parents, staff, the School Committee, and the community in order to promote inclusion, understanding of, respect for, and support of all children with special needs in our community.

SEPAC's Role

  • To provide direct input on the policies, programs, and practices that affect services and supports for students with disabilities .

  • To increase the involvement of families of children with special needs .

  • To advise on issues that affect the education, health, and safety of students with special needs .

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Who should attend a SEPAC meeting?

  • Anyone in the district with a student or students with disabilities.

  • Anyone with a student or students eligible for or receiving services under an IEP or 504 plan.

What happens at a SEPAC meeting?

  • Concerns related to a group of students are shared and discussed.

  • District representatives provide updates related to special services in the school district and at the state and national levels.

  • Parents have adequate time to discuss issues among themselves and plan the agenda for the next meeting.

  • Speakers, other district leaders, and individual staff members may be invited, based upon requests from the SEPAC.

What else can a member of the SEPAC do to advance the mission?

  • Volunteer to be a parent representative regarding issues and concerns raised at your individual school.

  • Remember that SEPAC meetings are not the forum for a discussion about individual students or a child’s IEP.

  • Topics are limited to those which impact all students or a group of students.

  • Additionally, these meetings are for parents only. It is not appropriate to have your child attend these meetings.