A SEPAC is a Special Education Parent Advisory Council. The SEPAC is charged with educating and advising the district and families on matters related to Special Education. SEPACs connect families and promote inclusion and equity in their home districts.
A SEPAC is required by Massachusetts General Law 71B and 603 CMR 28. Each district and their school committee are responsible for the establishment and support of a SEPAC in their city or town.
The SEPAC Bill of Rights is designed to clarify that relationship between a SEPAC and the district. Your SEPAC can use the document below in the following ways:
* Review the BoR and the DESE Guidance document with your SEPAC.
* Ask your SEPAC to adopt the BoR.
* Ask your local School Committe or School Board to support your adoption and encourage a healthy working relationship between them.
* Write to your local representative and/or senator to let them know you would like their support for SEPAC Awareness in MA.
MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education SEPAC Guidelines