APPLE Project Brief

MassPAC APPLE Conference Information Workshops Apply Today Resources APPLE Project Brief APPLE Project Brief (PDF) The Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI) Brief reports on the experiences of Massachusetts’ school districts that participated in the Advancing Parent Professional Leadership in Education (A.P.P.L.E.) Institutes from 2005-2009.  Research surveys andRead more

APPLE Resources

MassPAC APPLE Conference Information Workshops Apply Today Resources APPLE Project Brief Parents often are called upon to serve in capacities that go beyond representing the interests of their own family and child. They may be asked to collaborate with professionals in efforts to improve or redesign services,Read more


APPLE Institute Family Engagement and Leadership Training for School District Communities Apply Now What are you imagining for your school community? We hope it is an engaged community of families and educators working together to support all students! The APPLE Institute is a free, virtual training programRead more


  In Massachusetts, school districts are required by law to have a special education parent advisory council (SEPAC). SEPACs, as advisers to the school committee, play a key role in the planning, development, and evaluation of a district’s special education programs. Families of students with disabilities have

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MassPAC Listserv and Facebook Group

MassPAC SEPAC leaders are invited to join the SEPAC conversation and network with other SEPACs. LISTSERV: A popular MassPAC resource is our Google Group with over 1,000 active members.  This forum provides SEPAC officers with access to the statewide    conversation about how to effectively run aRead more

What is a SEPAC?

A SEPAC is a Special Education Parent Advisory Council. Every public school district in Massachusetts is required to establish a SEPAC. Massachusetts state law assigns both an advisory and participatory function to SEPACs. Membership is open to all district parents of children with disabilities (IEPs and 504 plans) and other interested parties. Duties shall

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