Meetings with Student Services Administration

The Newton SEPAC board, Dr. Karen Shmukler, Assistant Superintendent for Student Services, NPS staff and parents meet 3-4 times during the school year.

Join us to discuss special education issues, programs, and concerns.  Newton SEPAC meetings are free and open to all people interested in learning more about special education.

2016-2017 Schedule

Wednesday, January 25, 2017  at 7:30 PM
Room 210, Education Center, 100 Walnut Street

Agenda: Assistant Superintendent for Student Services Karen Shmukler will discuss Extended School Year (ESY) services and answer questions.

Newton PAC Open Board Meeting, September 28, 2016, Room 210, 100 Walnut Street


7:30pm   Introductions

Superintendent, Dr. David Fleishman; Assistant Superintendent, Dr. Karen Shmukler

  1. Plans for the 2016-17 year
  2. Meeting topics
  3. News about NewtonPAC elections
  4. Other topics raised by attendees

9pm      Adjourn

2015-2016 Schedule

May 26, 2016  6:45-8:30pm
100 Walnut Street, room 210

We will have an open PAC Board meeting with David Fleishman and Judy Levin-Charns on Thursday evening, May 26th from 7:00-8:30. It will be held in the Ed Center (100 Walnut Street) in Room 210.

We are also wondering if anyone would be interested in running for PAC secretary for the remainder of this year (until elections of fall 2016). We have one interested candidate, and will therefore meet right before the open meeting at 6:45 to hold a quick election. Please let know by Tuesday if you have any interest in this position, and in that case, please send me a brief statement of why you are running.
Voting is open to all members (not just the Board), so anyone who attends the meeting on 5/26 can vote (not including NPS staff). Here’s a brief description of the position:


  • Co-ordinate all communication between the Newton Special Education Parent Advisory Council and its membership
  • Collect and review all correspondence of the Newton Special Education Parent Advisory Council.

Hope to see you on May 26th!
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2014-2015 Schedule

N0vember 13, 2014  9:00 -10:00 AM
100 Walnut Street, room 204
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Meeting Process
NewtonPAC board in collaboration with NPS Student Services identifies a theme for each meeting, writes the agenda and shares it with Student Services prior to the meeting so that relevant staff can attend, and leads the meeting.

Parents attending who are not members of NewtonPAC board are generally asked to sign up to speak during a period reserved at the end of the meeting.

Parents are welcome to bring concerns to NewtonPAC chair, Eileen Sandberg and board members by emailing

2013-2014 Schedule

March 27, 2014  9:00 -10:00 AM
100 Walnut Street, room 304
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May 22, 2014  9:00 -10:00 AM Cancelled due to scheduling conflict
100 Walnut Street, room 304
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December 5, 2013  9:00 -10:00 AM (Revised Date)
100 Walnut Street, room 216
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2012-2013 Schedule

June 13, 2013 9:00 – 10:00 AM – CANCELLED
100 Walnut Street, room 304
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April 4, 2013 9:00 – 10:00 AM –
100 Walnut Street, room 217
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January 31, 2013 9:00 to 10:00 AM
100 Walnut Street, room 304
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November 6, 2012  9:30 -10:30 AM – Extended Year Services
100 Walnut Street, room 210
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