**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:

 

 

Strategies for Behavior Support During Remote Learning Workshop Series

November 18th, December 2nd & December 16th @ 7:00 p.m. 

Register to receive the Zoom link by completing this form:  https://forms.gle/r8gjci4PjpconmvK8

Color flyer - SEPAC workshop series

 

Please RSVP for all meetings/workshops at westwoodsepac.org/event-reg

Color flyer SEPAC upcoming online parent meeting

Please see the flyer for the upcoming SEPAC meetings and events here.

RSVP at westwoodsepac.org/event-reg or on our Facebook Page

 

 

  • SEPAC Meeting Minutes

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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