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
Join SEPAC Members for An Evening with Landmark Outreach
Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 6:30-8:30pm.
School Committee Room, 36 Bartlet Street, Andover, MA 01810
Anne Larsen and Adam Hickey will be speaking with parents and staff about :
- What is Landmark Outreach?
- How will APS utilize Landmark Outreach Program?
- Questions and Answers
- Coffee and Cookies
Anne Larsen: Ann has been working professionally in the field of language-based learning disabilities for over thirty five years. Associated with Landmark School for much of that time, Ann is currently a lead faculty member with the Landmark School Outreach Program. Her other responsibilities over the years at Landmark School have included: assistant director of admission, academic dean at Landmark High School, academic case manager at Landmark Elementary/Middle School, dean of women students, and language arts teacher and tutor.
Adam Hickey: Adam is a graduate of Harvard University where he earned his masters degree in language and literacy development. While studying at Harvard, he taught at the Maria L. Baldwin School in Cambridge as a reading specialist and explored the impact of early intervention on struggling readers at the elementary level. He also holds a masters degree in education from Simmons College. Adam is a licensed Reading Specialist and Moderate Special Needs Educator.
Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 7:00-9:00pm.
St. Augustine Religious Education Center, Room 205, 35 Essex Street, Andover
- Parent input/concerns
- Channel 5 Investigation - Battle over secret agreements for students with special needs
- Dyslexia Report
- How to Read an IEP
- Other Business - Invite Autism Eats, Transportation update
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 ProgramView the Language Based Program Review
SEPAC's presentation to the school committee
January 15th, 2015
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