Ayer Shirley Regional School District
Special Education Parent Advisory Council
The mission of the SEPAC is to work for the understanding of, respect for, and support of all children with special needs in the community.
In support of the mission statement, the SEPAC has established the following goals:
• Advise the school committee on matters that pertain to the education and safety of students with disabilities.
• Meet regularly with school officials to participate in the planning, development and evaluation of the district special education programs Assist the district in coordinate the presentation of at least one workshop annually on the rights of students and their parents/guardians under state and federal special education laws. Promote a forum for parents/caregivers, and staff to share ideas, identify concerns, and support families of children with special needs.
• Provide informational forums to parents/caregivers, educators, and professionals. Promote inclusion of students with disabilities in all district and community activities. Promote communication and programs within the community to encourage understanding, acceptance, and inclusion.