Special Education Parents Advisory Committee (SEPAC)
The goal of SEPAC is for the district to communicate information outward, as well as provide the families of our students a stronger voice to enhance our department and our students’ success. Belleville's SEPAC committee seeks to enhance the partnership between families and schools in order to facilitate student access to needed services. Committee meetings may include guest speakers both within the school district and from local resource organizations. Meetings are also an opportunity for families to network and share information among each other.
All SEPAC information sessions will be open to the families of students with special needs. However, committee members will help set the meeting agenda by collaborating with administrators about the topics discussed. SEPAC Committee meetings will be open to committee members.
For parent of a student with an IEP who would like to be a member of SEPAC, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
SEPAC and Parental Workshops and meetings are listed below:
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 6:30pm we will be having our annual Special Services informational meeting. This is open to all parents of students with IEPs and will be held in the Teaching and Learning Center in the Belleville High School. At this meeting, we will review department goals as well as program, district, and department goals.
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 5:30pm. From 5:30-6:30 SEPAC will be meeting as a committee in the Teaching and Learning Center of Belleville High School to discuss issues pertinent to SEPAC. At 6:30 there will be a workshop being offered to all Special Education Parents titled, Behavioral Management Techniques and Addressing Opposition and Conflict.
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 6:30pm there will be a workshop being offered to all Special Education Parents titled, Increase Positive Communication and Understanding Anxiety/Depression. This workshop will be held in the Teaching and Learning Center conference room, located within the Belleville High School.
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 5:30pm. From 5:30-6:30 we will be meeting as a committee in the Media Center of John Walker Middle School, which is located on Franklin Ave in Nutley. SEPAC will be meeting as a committee to discuss matters specific to Belleville. Parents will also be afforded the opportunity to network with parents in other communities. At 6:30 there will be an informational session from the Educational Liasion at Partnership for Children of Essex that will be open to all Bellevile, Nutley, and Bloomfield parents of children with special needs. This session will provide parents with information regarding what services are available through Partnership of Essex as well as it will assist with obtaining these services.
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 5:30pm. From 5:30-6:30 SEPAC will be meeting as a committee in the Teaching and Learning Center of Belleville High School. At 6:30pm there will be a workshop being offered to all Special Education Parents, titled, Managing Technology and Social Media.
Click below to view the presentation from the Parent Information Session on March 14, 2018.