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

SEPAC Board Meeting on Tuesday, September 10th

Please join the 2019-20 SEPAC Board for the first meeting of the school year! All meetings are 7:30-9:00 pm in Room 217 at the Newton Education Center, 100 Walnut Street. The meeting agenda is: Welcome the 2019-20 SEPAC BoardBoard Introductions and ExpectationsSEPAC Mission and ActivitiesBoard Member Priorities Proposed Presentation TopicsAny Other Business

Reminder: 4.23.19 Join The Newton Special Education Parent Advisory Council and Newton Police Department

TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 2019 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM ROOM 217, NEWTON EDUCATION CENTER, 100 WALNUT STREET NEWTON POLICE DEPARTMENT OFFICER BRETT FEROLITO – Community Outreach Officer & OFFICER JUSTIN LAU – Community Outreach Officer Join Newton’s SEPAC to hear from the Newton Police Department and their Community Outreach Officer’s.  Some of the topics they … Continue reading Reminder: 4.23.19 Join The Newton Special Education Parent Advisory Council and Newton Police Department

4.9.19 Learn about Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Monitoring: Join us

Dear fellow parents and guardians, Please join us at the SEPAC open board meeting next Tuesday to learn more about how the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) monitors special education at Newton Public Schools. In the coming weeks, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Office of Public School Monitoring (PSM) will conduct a Tiered … Continue reading 4.9.19 Learn about Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Monitoring: Join us