Basic Rights in Special Education: A Workshop for Parents and Professionals

The Triton SEPAC and Special Education Department present

Basic Rights in Special Education:
A workshop for Parents and Professionals

January 23
6:30- 8:30 PM
Triton Regional High School
112 Elm Street, Byfield

This workshop is a great resource for parents whether you are starting to consider special education services for your child or have been working with the special education department for a while but still have some questions.

Topics covered include
·      Basic rights under special education law
·      Basic special education procedures
·      Team Meetings
·      Dispute resolution options

The workshop will be presented by the Federation for Children with Special Needs. Supervised children are welcome to be in attendance.

The Triton SEPAC is a group of parents and education professionals who come together to maximize the educational and developmental opportunities for the district’s students with special needs.  We offer an opportunity to network with other parents and education professionals as well as host a number of informative presentations and workshops. For more information, email sepactriton@gmail.com.

SEPAC Meeting, Elections, and Ice Cream Social on Tuesday, June 14

Special Education Parent Advisory Council 
Meeting, Election, and Ice Cream Social
Tuesday, June 14
7 pm
Newbury Elementary School 
Story Room (located right across from the main entrance) 

The SEPAC will discuss goals and events for the coming school year, and welcome your input. An ice cream sundae bar will be offered. 

Nominations for officers for the 2016-2017 year are being accepted. Role descriptions per our by-laws are at the end of this message. If you are interested in running for co-chair or chair, secretary, or treasurer, please email sepactriton@gmail.com by Monday, June 13. Elections will take place at the meeting. 

The SEPAC 
The mission of the Triton Special Ediucation Parent Advisory Council is to work for understanding of, respect for, and support of all children with special needs in the community. Membership is open to all. We understand finding childcare is not easy. Children who are supervised are welcome to accompany you to our meetings and events. 

To join our email list, email SEPACtriton@gmail.com

Officer Duties: 

Chair/President

  • Set the agenda for each general meeting.
  • Preside at all meetings of the SEPAC.
  • Recommend the organization and monitor the function of committees and subcommittees and appoint committee members
  • Act as liaison between parents of students with disabilities or suspected disabilities and the Administrator of Special Education.
  • Prepare periodic reports for the Special Education Administration regarding SEPAC activities and needs
  • Represent and speak on behalf of the SEPAC at meetings of the School Committee
  • Make an annual presentation to the School Committee

 Co-Chair/Vice-President

  • Preside at meetings in the absence of the Chair(s), or at the request of the Chair(s).
  • Coordinate public communications (if needed), not including those communications that are the Secretary’s.
  • Assist the President as appropriate and perform those responsibilities of the President at his/her request.

 Secretary

  • Coordinate all communication between SEPAC and its membership
  • Maintain a list of the voting members and a list of general members
  • Coordinate the recording, filing and posting of minutes of the SEPAC and its committees.
  • Collect and review all correspondence of the SEPAC.

 Treasurer

  • Shall keep a full and accurate account of receipts and expenditures in accordance with the budget adopted by the organization.
  • Shall arrange disbursements as authorized by the Executive Board or SEPAC. Disbursement for non-budgeted items must be approved by the Executive Board and is limited to $50.00.  Disbursement for non-budgeted items exceeding this amount must be approved by a majority vote of the members at the monthly SEPAC meeting.
  • Shall present a financial statement at all SEPAC meetings and at other times when requested.
  • Coordinate efforts to apply for grants, donations, reimbursements or any other funds for which the SEPAC be eligible.