The role of the Special Education Parent Advisory Commitee (SEPAC) is to provide an open meeting where parents and guardians of children with special needs can meet with school administrators. Members receive information and discuss the processes of the special education system. The committee works for great interaction with each school district. Meetings are open to anyone wishing to attend: parents, guardians, educators, providers, and interested community members. Members are appointed by their child's district and elected by the WSESD. There are no dues. It is an all-volunteer group.
Research shows that student success is directly linked to parental involvement in schools. By building relationships based on trust, parent leaders and school professionals can team up to make positive change happen. Michigan special education law requires SEPACs and districts to work together. SEPACs increase knowledge and skills for families to become more connected with their child's progress. We hope you will join us!
"Encouraging parent leadership and parent-school district partnerships through the special education parent advisory committee."