Special Education Parent Advisory Committee (SEPAC)
Special Education Parent Advisory groups serve as models for building the knowledge, skills, and confidence of parents seeking to get involved in their schools and facilitating deeper connections between families and schools. A local SEPAG gives parents the opportunity to provide direct input to their school district about policies, programs, practices, and services that have an impact on students with disabilities and their families. Its model also sets an example for family school engagement that supports learning for ALL students.
The Tenafly Special Education Parent Advisory Committee, or SEPAC, is a state-mandated, district-level, parent-driven group that provides input to the Tenafly Public Schools District on system-level challenges in special education and related services.
SEPAC is designed to benefit all students with disabilities and is not intended to be a forum to discuss an individual IEP or particular student.
SEPAC members include:
- parents of children with disabilities who may have an Individualized Education Program (IEP) who are educated in schools within or outside the District;
- school leaders, including the Director of Special Services, members of the District Administration, and Board of Education trustees;
- Child Study Team members and other school professionals; and
- any student and parent committed to improving education in the District.
SEPAC regularly meets with the Director of Special Services, generally on the first Wednesday of every month. The Agenda is posted monthly on the Special Services webpage with instructions on how to join the meeting.