SEPAC - Special Education Parent Advisory Council

2019-2020 Events and Meetings


Current Happening

Basic Right Workshop is scheduled for Monday, October 21, 2019 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM in the PD Center located at the Amherst-Pelham Regional Middle School (170 Chestnut Street, Amherst, MA 01002)

The Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) invited School Committee Candidates (election held November 5) to come to our last board meeting. Please find their responses to questions important to SEPAC here. School Committee Q & A

What is SEPAC? 

The Special Education Parent Advisory Council is a volunteer organization of families of children with disabilities in Pelham Elementary, Amherst Elementary, and Amherst Regional Schools as well as students out of district. 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. ”603 CMR 28:07(4)

Link to By-Laws

Who are 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 504 accommodation or an out-of-district placement.

Families 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!

Ways to contact us:


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