**Notification of DESE Tiered Focused Monitoring Review**

 

Mission Statement

Westwood SEPAC (Special Education Parent Advisory Council) is an independent advocacy group with the mission to work for the understanding of, respect for, and support of all children with disabilities in our community.

 

Requirements for PAC's in Massachusetts:

The Massachusetts Special Education Law, Chapter 71B of the Massachusetts General Laws, requires a school district to establish a PAC, and assigns both an advisory and a participatory function to the PAC.  Read the document from DESE regarding Guidance for SEPAC's.

 

Membership is offered to all parents of students found eligible for special education, as well as other interested parties.

 

Learn more about the MassPAC - Federation for Children with Special Needs

 

 

Helpful Resources for Parents

 

Parent's Notice of Procedural Safeguards

English

Spanish

Chinese

Arabic

 

2019-2020 Westwood Program Guide

IEP Process Guide

Is Special Education the Right Service?

State Complaint Due Process Comparison Chart

Information about Transition (students ages 14-22)

Concord Public Schools SEPAC website

Eligibility Criteria Presentation

Student Services Update - 10/7/19

Understanding Basic Rights in Special Education

Basic Rights Training Presentation 2/28/19 & 12/28/17 (Federation for Children with Special Needs)

 

A Parent's Guide to Special Education

English                           Spanish

 

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

English                         Spanish

Contact Information

Visit our website at www.westwoodsepac.org

Email us at westwoodsepac@gmail.com

More about us!

 

SEPAC Board:

Kerry Aglugub & Megan Brenk - Co-Chairs

Aravind Movva & Liz Polin - Co-Secretaries

Jennifer Ellis & Jared Jones - Co-Treasurers

SEPAC School Liaisons:

Integrated Preschool - Asanka Moehring

Deerfield School - Doris Forteith

Downey School - Liz Polin

Hanlon School - Amanda Phillips

Martha Jones School - Megan Brenk

Sheehan School - Sue Kagan

TMS - Kelly Anderson

WHS - Tracie Charland

OOD - Position open

 

 

Next SEPAC Meetings (all via Zoom):

 

Color flyer - Elementary school parent meet and greet via Zoom

Elementary School Parent Meet & Greet

January 20, 2021 @ 7:30 p.m.

Please RSVP at westwoodsepac.org/event-reg, on our Facebook Page or email westwoodsepac@gmail.com

 

Transition Planning Series

 

Basic Rights Transition Planning

January 26, 2021 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Presented by The Federation for Children with Special Needs

To RSVP please click here

 

Westwood Transition Planning Workshiop

February 2, 2021 @ 7:30 p.m.

Presented by WHS Guidance, Transition and Special Education 

Please RSVP at westwoodsepac.org/event-reg, on our Facebook Page or email westwoodsepac@gmail.com

 

 

  • SEPAC Meeting Minutes

December 8, 2020 Presentation

January 9, 2018

December 11, 2017

December 11, 2017 Presentation

October 10, 2017

May 17, 2017

March 27, 2017

May 10, 2018 Benefits Presentation

February 28, 2019- Basic Rights in Special Education Presentation

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