SEPAC Leadership Training

MassPAC Home SEPAC Summer School FCSN Networking Series SEPAC Networking Series APPLE Listserv and Facebook A SEPAC needs a few interested parents to take the lead in getting a parent group organized. Consider stepping up to the plate and running for a SEPAC position or ask aRead more

Basic Rights Workshop – SEPACs

MassPAC HomeHow to Schedule and Host a FCSN/PTIC WorkshopPTIC Workshop Request Form Massachusetts regulations require school districts to conduct, in cooperation with the SEPAC, at least one workshop annually on the rights of students and their parents under state and federal special education laws. MassPAC members receiveRead more

SEPAC Officer Update Form

Update your SEPAC Officer information here:  Please note this form is NOT a replacement for the Membership Application but for Changes/Updates to SEPAC Officer Roles.

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MassPAC Membership

MassPAC Membership supports Family Engagement in your District ! MassPAC membership offers support to both Districts and SEPACs as they organize their local Special Education Parent Advisory Councils.  The MassPAC annual membership follows the school district year – from July 1 through June 30.  MassPAC offers one

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SEPAC Forms and Templates

MassPAC Home MassPAC has some sample forms and templates to help SEPACs and Districts set up their SEPAC.  SEPACs and Districts can also search online as many SEPACs share their by-laws, mission statements and surveys on their websites. By-laws Vision and Mission Statements Agenda and Minutes AnnualRead more

Annual Calendar/Meetings

MassPAC Home SEPAC Basic Toolkit Have a Plan SEPACs with a formal calendar find that parents are better able to plan to attend meetings, events and workshops with advance notice. Getting the membership together on a regular basis also helps to create a group identity, provide aRead more


MassPAC Home SEPAC Basic Toolkit SEPACs may need a source of funds to pay for speakers, print brochures and flyers and plan activities.  The officers should develop an annual budget along with their calendar of activities. A school district or School Committee may commit funds to supportRead more

Building Membership

MassPAC Home SEPAC Basic Toolkit   How to Grow Your SEPACWho Can Be a SEPAC MemberHow to Recruit New MembersVolunteer RolesSchool LiaisonsSEPAC SubCommitteesBuilding Intercultural CommunitiesSupport GroupsResource Library How to Grow Your SEPAC A successful SEPAC is the best publicity – people like to belong to active groupsRead more

Public Records Law

MassPAC HomeSEPAC Basic Toolkit SEPACs no longer have to comply with the MA Public Records Law, but SEPACs can follow best practices, ie., posting meeting notices or agendas and maintaining minutes to inform members. The Massachusetts Public Records Law provides that every person has a right toRead more