Congratulations to the 2021 Newton SEPAC Award winners!

We wanted to share our heartfelt thanks for the hard work, dedication, and sensitivity in educating our children with special needs, especially during this challenging time.  Typically, at the end of each school year, the Newton SEPAC hosts an awards ceremony to honor the Newton Public School and Out of District educators and staff nominated … Continue reading Congratulations to the 2021 Newton SEPAC Award winners!

2021 Newton SEPAC Special Educator Virtual Awards Deadline May 17, 2021

Nominations are still open for the 2021 Newton SEPAC Special Educator Virtual Awards! Please go to https://forms.gle/M9uHkvhHx1NvvnJ2A to submit your nominations by May 17, 2021. Here's how the 2021 "Virtual" Awards will work: Families will submit nominations using the Google FormEach nominee will receive the text of the nomination in an emailThe email to each nominee will also … Continue reading 2021 Newton SEPAC Special Educator Virtual Awards Deadline May 17, 2021

Special Education Rights during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Special Education Rights during the COVID-19 Pandemic Monday, November 23, 20207:30 pm to 9:00 pm https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83029946801?pwd=ZkcvMVZ0M3l3V0YreDZURTBsaXRlQT09Meeting ID: 830 2994 6801Passcode: 110632 Presented by:Daniel Heffernan, Esq., Newton parent and Special Education Attorney at Kotin, Crabtree & Strong, LLP Dan will discuss the most current DESE decisions and guidelines affecting special education students in Massachusetts during the … Continue reading Special Education Rights during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Today! NPS Student Services Leadership Family Q&A

Note from NPS Student Services: Greetings, I hope you all enjoyed a restful holiday weekend. As promised, here is the access information for the Family Q&A that the NPS Student Services Leadership is co-hosting with SEPAC from 6-7:30 pm on Wednesday, October 14th. We are offering a presentation that will address the questions provided in … Continue reading Today! NPS Student Services Leadership Family Q&A

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2020 Newton SEPAC Special Educator Awards

Nominations are open for the 2020 Newton SEPAC Special Educator Virtual Awards! Please go to https://forms.gle/G8UthXqH77y1oVQ88 to submit your nomination by June 17, 2020. Here’s how the “Virtual” Awards will work: 1) Families will submit nominations using a Google Form attached.2) Each nominee will receive the text of the nomination in an email.3) The email to each … Continue reading 2020 Newton SEPAC Special Educator Awards

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1/15/20 – Basic Rights in Special Education Presentation

THIS EVENT IS OVER - VIEW PRESENTATION SLIDES HERE: SLIDES Please join the Newton Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) fora presentation and discussion about Basic Rights in Special Education with Tim Sindelar, Newton lawyer specializing in representing children and adults with disabilities. This event is geared towards parents new to special education, and for … Continue reading 1/15/20 – Basic Rights in Special Education Presentation

September 2019 Board Meeting Minutes

Newton SEPAC Open Board Meeting September 10, 2019 Board Members Present (7/7):  Lisa DePalma, Christine Carey, Rajeev Parlikar, Peter Shea, Brigitte LaMarche, Erin Kelly, Eliza Spaulding, Rocio Calvo School Committee Members, etc Present:  Matthew Miller, Anping Shen, Kim Gallaugher (Liaison Coordinator) Agenda: Welcome the 2019-20 SEPAC Board Board Introductions and Expectations SEPAC Mission and Activities … Continue reading September 2019 Board Meeting Minutes

11/13/19 – Meet Beth Fitzmaurice, Newton Assistant Superintendent for Student Services

Please join the Newton SEPAC for a meeting withBeth Fitzmaurice, Assistant Superintendent for Student Services 7:30-9:00 pm Wednesday, November 13, 2019 Room 210 100 Walnut Street Newton, MA 02460 Beth Fitzmaurice, Assistant Superintendent for Student Services, is responsible for special education across Newton Public Schools. Beth joined NPS in August 2019 and has spent her … Continue reading 11/13/19 – Meet Beth Fitzmaurice, Newton Assistant Superintendent for Student Services