Special Education Parent Advisory Committee - SEPAC



The Mid-State Special Education Parent Advisory Committee (SEPAC) is part of a statewide network of advisory committees that are required by state and federal law.

The Federal Individuals with Disabilities Education ACT (IDEA) requires that each State operate a statewide advisory panel. In accordance with the law, Minnesota has a Special Education State Advisory Committee (SESAC). The purpose of SESAC is to advise the MN Department of Education on unmet needs of students with disabilities, including the development of evaluations, reports, and corrective action plans in response to federal monitoring, and implementing policies and procedures to coordinate services for students with disabilities.

SEPACs enable the local director of special education to seek meaningful input from parents, community partners, service providers, and school administrators on local issues relative to the provision of a free appropriate public education and the achievement of students with disabilities.

SEPAC Fact Sheet

Mid-State's SEPAC Mission: to seek meaningful input from parents and community partners on local district issues relative to the provision of a free appropriate public education and the achievement of students with disabilities.

The Goals:

Goal I - To meet annually and provide opportunity for parents to become informed about special education improvements annually

Goal II - To increase parent involvement in special education continuous improvement plans.

Goal III - To provide opportunities at each member district for parent involvement in special education services. 

Why Join SEPAC?

Why you should join SEPAC is in all of the following reasons:

·        You will have the opportunity to improve the education of children with disabilities.

·        You will have the opportunity to have input into local and state policy making decisions.

·        You will have the opportunity to network with other parents, professionals, and service providers.

·        You will have the opportunity to enhance and strengthen existing partnerships between parents, families, community leaders and educators.

The Meetings

To Be Announced

Contact

We would be glad to provide you information.  The Mid-State Special Education Community Advisory Committee (SEPAC) encourages all who want to make a difference in the education of children to join us.

Executive Director Simoine Bolin
(320) 631-2515

Mid-State Education District #6979
14713 Clover Glen Lane
Little Falls, MN  56345

 


Contact: Simoine Bolin, Executive Director