We can help you become an effective advocate for your child.
We offer a broad range of information, contacts, networking opportunities and members share information (books, tutors, evaluators. etc.) they have found useful in guiding their children's education. We will help you connect with other parents and professionals dealing with similar issues.
You don't have to do this alone.
Our membership is open to parents (or guardians) of children who have an Individualized Education Program (IEP), 504 or anyone interested in special education in Concord. We are parents with children who have learning differences. We have monthly educational presentations on a variety of topics. We are a resource for support, networking and information organization.
Look for our meeting announcements and educational
presentations in your monthly and weekly school notices, the Concord Journal,
Acton Unlimited, Community cable (CTV-60, CTV8), and PAC calendar webpage
Education Laws and Regulations 603
CMR 28.00: Special Education (scroll down to number 4 to view the regulation
603 CMR 28.07 (4) Parent Involvement
(4) Parent advisory participation. Each school district shall create a district wide parent advisory council offering membership to all parents of eligible students and other interested parties. The parent advisory council duties shall include but not be limited to: advising the district 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 district's special education programs. The parent advisory council shall establish by-laws regarding officers and operational procedures, and, in the course of its duties, the parent advisory council shall receive assistance from the district without charge, upon reasonable notice, and subject to the availability of staff and resources. The district shall conduct, in cooperation with the parent advisory council, at least one workshop annually within the school district on the rights of students and their parents and guardians under state and federal special education laws. (See MGL c71B, 1C and 3)
For current SEPAC mission and current SEPAC Bylaws visit their website.
Our past PAC Mission
The Concord Special Education Parents Advisory Committee (Concord SEPAC) provides education to parents and the broader community on Special Education issues and services. It works towards the understanding of respect, support, and appropriate education for all children with disabilities in our community and to insure that students' needs under Massuassette Special Education laws and regulations (used to be refer to as Chapter 766) and other applicable laws are being met.
1. To become a resource for parents:
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