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Parent Advisory Council

Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC)
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A Parent's Guide to Special Education

Written collaboratively by the Federation for Children with Special Needs and the Department of Education, "A Parent's Guide to Special Education" was developed to serve as a resource for parents and the organizations that serve them.

A Parent's Guide to Selecting A Special Education Advocate in Massachusetts

Written collaboratively by the Federation for Children with Special Needs and the Department of Education, "A Parent's Guide to Selecting A Special Education Advocate in Massachusetts" was developed to assist parents in choosing an advocate in the Special Education process when needed.

Notice of Procedural Safeguards (Parent's Rights Brochure) 

The Parent's Rights Brochure is designed to assist the parent in understanding the special education process, and the rights of the parent's when their child has been referred for or is receiving special education services. 

Newburyport SEPAC 
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Meeting Schedule 2021-2022
 
All meetings will be held from 6:30-8:00pm on Zoom
 
Date
Topic
October 20, 2021
 
Meet the School Leadership Team:
Learn about how our district is addressing socioemotional learning needs and what to expect in the coming year.
 
November 10, 2021
 
**Date Change** NPS Strategic Plan Input
 6:00 - 8:00pm 
Participate in the Strategic Planning Workshop
 
December 15, 2021
 
How to prepare for your child’s IEP Meeting: What to know and who to ask
 
February 16, 2022
 
Giftedness and Competency-Based Education
 
Presentation by Debra Shepherd
 
March 16, 2022
 
Newburyport Youth Services:
Summer 2022 Programs for Students with Disabilities and their Siblings
 
Andi Egmont and Team
 
April 13, 2022
 
The Continuum of Services: What are my Rights?
 
Presentation by Fran Rosenberg, M.Ed., Executive Director of Northshore Education Consortium
 
May 18, 2022
 
Celebrate the year with SEPAC!
Come join us for an informal gathering at a local restaurant. Cash bar. Appetizers are on us!