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)

 view the parent's guide to special education

Come join us at the "Basic Rights" workshop on October 23, 2014

Do you have a child with disabilities? This "Basic Rights" workshop will provide families with an introduction to their legal rights. Presented by a representative from the Federation for Children with Special Needs (FCSN), this workshop is designed to help parents learn to be effective partners with their child’s school in order to decide their child’s eligibility for special education and to plan, make decisions and monitor their child’s progress in school.

Oct. 23rd, 6:30pm - 8:30pm at the school administration building, 3rd floor.
View the Parent's Guide to Special Education

SEPAC Parent Support Group

The next Parent Support Group will be announced soon — watch for details on date and location.

SEPAC Needs Assessment Survey responses

The Andover Special Education Advisory Council (SEPAC) is pleased to announce the release of the responses from the First Annual Needs Assessment Survey. Thanks to the hundreds of interested parents and guardians who took the time to thoughtfully fill out the survey and provide invaluable feedback to Andover School System.

Letter to School Committee | 2014 Full Survey Results | 31 Responses

How does SEPAC work, key objectives:

  • Members are made up parents of children with disabilities. This may include other interested parties, see Andover SEPAC by-laws for more details.
  • Meetings are open to the public.
  • SEPAC directs its own activities, controls their own publications and correspondence in collaboration with the school district.
  • SEPAC determines the contents of it's own reports to the school committee.
  • Provides a forum for parents and guardians of children with disabilities to have access to relevant information, training and emotional support; and to encourage an atmosphere of effective open communication, transparency, understanding and mutual respect among students, parents, educators, school administration and the communit at large.

Come join us!

SEPAC meetings are opened to the public

Meeting schedule

November 18, 2014 @ 7 p.m.
December 2, 2014 @ 7 p.m.
January 6, 2015 @ 12 p.m.
February 3, 2015 @ 7 p.m.
March 3, 2015 @ 12 p.m.
April 7, 2015 @ 7 p.m.
May 5, 2015 @ 12 p.m.
June 2, 2015 @ 7 p.m.

Meeting location

District Offices, 36 Bartlet St, 3rd floor, conf. room B

Get involved?

To receive information about SEPAC meetings, events and initiatives, please contact andoversepac@gmail.com stating you would like to be added to the distribution list.