Our PAC is a volunteer organization of families of children with disabilities in the pre- and elementary schools, middle and high schools, and in private/ out-of-district placement schools. We are federally mandated to exist under Massachusetts Special Education Law and are charged with:
“advising the district 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 district’s special education programs. The parent advisory council shall establish by-laws regarding officers and operational procedures, and, in the course of its duties, the parent advisory council shall receive assistance from the district without charge, upon reasonable notice, and subject to the availability of staff and resources” 603 CMR 28:07(4)
SEPAC strives to learn more about special education, and to effect change as our knowledge grows; our goal is to help improve our children’s education as technology, research, and tested theories progress. We aim to provide support, information, and advocacy to families of children with disabilities.
Members of SEPAC
-Parents and/or guardians of children who receive any type of special education services or accommodations in school, such as an Individualized Education Program (IEP), a 504c accommodation or an out-of-district placement.
-Parents who think their child may have some learning issues or differences and/or would like to understand or have an interest in special education.
-Educators and any other member of the community who want to learn more!
Contact us for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
SEPAC is an organization of parents and is not an entity controlled by the Amherst Regional Public Schools