Special Education Parent Advisory Council

Andover Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) is a volunteer group of parents of children with disabilities, who are an advisory council. The SEPAC mandated objectives is "...to advise the school committee on matters that pertain to the education and safety of students with disabilities; meeting regularly with school officials to participate in the planning, development, and evaluation of the school committees special educational programs." (Excerpt from Massachusetts special education law, Section 3 of Chapter 71B that pertains to PACs)

A Parent's Guide to Special Education

"The purpose of this guide is to explain the special education process so that, if your son or daughter does receive special education services, you can work effectively with the school as a member of your child's special education team."
View the Parent's Guide to Special Education

June 17, 2016

The Andover School District has shared the report from the Language Based Program Review conducted by the Eleni Steadman,MS, CCC-SLP

The Language-Based Program Review was conducted on Sanborn Elementary School LEAP, Doherty Middle School LEAP and Andover Hight School Language Based Program

View the Language Based Program Review

Upcoming events

SEPAC Meeting - Rescheduled for June 21, 2016

Hill Literacy Report and Recommendations will be reviewed

June 21, 2016, 6:30-8:30pm.

36 Bartlet St., Second Floor, School Committee Room


  1. Introductions
  2. Elections for Executive Council positions. (The positions are open to any parent of a child in the Andover Public School with a disability. See SEPAC By-Laws for requirements and election process)
  3. Review and discussion on Language Based Program Review presented by Eleni Steadman of Hill for Literacy (approximately 7pm)
  4. Interim Director of Student Services, Dr. Valerie Flynn joined by Dr. Shelley Berman to review goals that have been achieved this year in SPED
  5. SPED goals for the upcoming Academic Year
  6. Website additions
  7. Parental input
  8. Other business

SEPAC's presentation to the school committee

January 15th, 2015

View SEPAC's presentation

SEPAC recommendations are based on results from the;
Needs Assessment Survey,
Dept. of Elementary, and secondary Education (DESE) report,
Corrective Action Plan (CAP),
2009 & 2013 Walker Reports

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General SEPAC Meetings

September 16, 2015 (7-9pm)
October 14, 2015 (7-9pm)
November 18, 2015 (12-2pm)
December 9, 2015 (7-9pm)
January 13, 2016 (7-9pm)
February 24, 2016 (7-9pm)
March 9, 2016 (7-9pm)
March 23, 2016 presentation (7-9pm)
April 13, 2016 (7-9pm)
May 11, 2016 (7-9pm)
June 21, 2016 (6:30-8:30pm)
July 14, 2016(5:30-8:00pm)

Meeting location

St. Augustine's Religious Education Center, Conference Room 2, 2nd Floor, 35 Essex Street, Andover, MA

Please read St. Augustine's Policies and Procedures