Learn More About SEPAC

Our Mission


Is SEPAC an Official Organization?

The answer is yes, but one that is volunteer based and open to all parents. A SEPAC is a Special Education Parent Advisory Council. Every public school district in Massachusetts is required to establish a SEPAC. Massachusetts state law governs SEPACs, who fill both advisory and participatory roles working with the school districts and community. Membership is always open to all parents and caregivers. 

For more information on SEPAC and the role we play, the links below provide additional information 


Federation for Children with Special Needs -  Massachusetts Association of Special Education Parent Advisory Councils (MassPAC)

https://fcsn.org/masspac/


Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education - SEPAC Guidelines
https://www.doe.mass.edu/sped/pac/ 



MASSACHUSETTS STATUTE

Chapter 71B: Section 3

The school committee of any city, town, or school district shall establish a parent advisory council on special education. Membership shall be offered to all parents of children with disabilities and other interested parties. 

The parent advisory council duties shall include but not be limited to: advising the school committee 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 committee's special education programs. 

Chapter 71B: Section 1C

Each school district shall conduct, in cooperation with the local parent advisory council, at least one workshop annually within the school district on the rights of students and their parents/guardians under the special education laws of the commonwealth.

MASSACHUSETTS REGULATION

603 CMR 28:07 (4)

Each school district shall create a districtwide parent advisory council offering membership to all parents of eligible students, and other interested parties.



Our Board

Our Board of Directors is comprised of volunteer parents or caregivers who are elected and officially sworn in by the town of Reading. 

The only pre-requisite for joining the board is that you currently have children enrolled within the Reading school system. Residency is not a requirement and participants through METCO are welcome to join. 

General elections are held in October but new board members are welcome throughout the year. Want to learn more, email us at SEPACReading@gmail.com.

Current Board Members 


Eunice Kenyon
EuniceK.ReadingSEPAC@gmail.com

Chris  Kowaleski
ChrisK.ReadingSEPAC@gmail.com

Dilly Wilson
DillyW.ReadingSEPAC@gmail.com

Jacyln Lee
JacylnL.ReadingSEPAC@gmail.com

Zea  Lennard
ZeaL.ReadingSEPAC@gmail.com