Adoption Date: 1/9/2013
B - Board Governance and Operations

BGA Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC)

Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC)

The school committee shall establish a Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC). Membership shall be offered to all parents, but in particular, parents of children with disabilities who are on an Individual Education Plan, or 504 Plan, 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 district’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 policy, 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.

The school committee may each year, subject to member availability, appoint one or more of its members as the liaison(s) to the SEPAC for the term of one school year.

A SEPAC representative will be invited to present formally to the school committee annually.


Adopted January 9, 2013