“…….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……” Massachusetts General Laws, M.G.L. c. 71B,Section 3
MA Department of Elementary and Secondary guidance for SEPAC’s click here
Weston SEPAC is a member of the Federation for Children with Special Needs MassPAC -click here
The Special Education Parent Advisory Council (Weston SEPAC) Mission:
The Weston Special Education Parent Advisory Council (Weston SEPAC) is an all parent volunteer group of that promotes a network for parents of children with disabilities to provide a forum to share information, support, provide resources and discuss important issues. We provide educational presentations for parents and teachers of special needs and typical students. We meet with school administration and school committee members to give our input on policies and programs that impact our children. We promote and raise awareness of children with special needs. We meet with our state representative to share and discuss information to advocate for children with disabilities.
Weston Special Education Parent Advisory Council – Weston SEPAC Bylaws- click here
Weston SEPAC Board Members 2020-2021
Lisa Lappi Co-Chair & Kathy Davidoff Co-Chair
Secretary- Maija Cirulis-Gooch
Member at Large-Vicky Gifford
Member at Large- Jeanette Velasquez
Member at Large- Lornece Tull
Member at Large- Michelle Galloway
School Committee Liaison- Rachel Stewart
We would like to acknowledge and thank our past volunteers who have built the foundation for Weston SEPAC.
We invite you to join the Weston SEPAC and hope that you will find community connection, respect, collaboration, support, knowledge, and assistance.