M-S PAC Events

Are you the parent of a student receiving special education services?
Here are ways to get involved!
EVENT: M-S PAC Coffee with Tom Morris and Beth Fitzmaurice 
WHEN: Thursday, October 17, 2019, 8:30 – 9:15 AM
WHERE: M-S Auditorium
DESCRIPTION: Principal Morris will be hosting an M-S PAC coffee with the new Assistant Superintendent of Student Services, Beth Fitzmaurice (head of special ed in Newton). They will be taking questions and discussing special education issues at our school. Please join if you can make it!

EVENT: Role of the SEPAC – a MassPAC/FCSN workshop
WHEN: Wednesday, September 25, 2019, 7:30 PM – 9 PM
WHERE: Newton Public Schools Education Center, 100 Walnut Street, Room 21
DESCRIPTION: Parents of children receiving special education services (IEP, 504 plan) are welcome to join us to learn more about the role of the Special Education Parent Advisory Council here in Newton.A local Special Education Parent Advisory Council or SEPAC is a district-level, parent-driven group that provides input to the local school district on system-level challenges in special education and the safety of students with disabilities. An effective SEPAC has parents in the role of advisors who use families’ experiences, unique perspectives and expertise to influence decisions and help shape programs and policies at the district level. This workshop outlines the purpose and function of a SEPAC as well as an overview of activities and outreach strategies to solicit diverse input. Presented by Leslie M. Leslie who serves as Project Director for the MassPAC and APPLE projects under the Federation for Children with Special Needs. Since 2011, she has provided technical assistance to both SEPACs and District special education administrators.