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Woburn SEPAC

SEPAC OPEN MEETING

Date: July
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: TBD

We hope you find some time to relax and enjoy the summer break. Watch this space for information on our July Open Meeting, where we’ll be finalizing programming for the 2019-2020 school year and getting the ball rolling on our upcoming fundraising efforts.

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Social Media Guidelines

Recently, we drew up guidelines for the Woburn SEPAC Facebook and Twitter pages, with the goal of maintaining them as safe spaces for users to receive and share information. All users have access to the SEPAC Facebook and Twitter pages and the information therein and are welcome to interact, so long as the guidelines are followed.

– Posts or comments by users about another person or family that are negative in nature will be removed by a moderator.

– Posts or comments by users that make reference to a child in the district that is not their own child, either by name or by indirect reference, will be removed by a moderator.

– After a first offense, the user will be messaged explaining why their post or comment was removed.

– After a second offense, the user will be blocked and will no longer have access to the page in question.

– The Woburn SEPAC reserves the right to disable comments on Facebook posts when appropriate.

Feel free to e-mail us with any questions or clarifications: wps.SEPAC@gmail.com

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SEPAC Budget Response

Below is the letter that was read on behalf of the SEPAC at the School Committee meeting on Tuesday, April 23. We are still waiting to hear if Mayor Galvin will fund the additional school budget or if cuts will need to be made.

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Town Hall with Dr. Baldassarre

Thanks to all who came out for a Q&A session with Assistant Superintendent for Student Services Dr. Michael Baldassarre on Tuesday, March 5. We covered a great deal of ground, with updates from the district and addressing parental concerns.

We’ve posted some documents from the Town Hall below for your perusal. Be sure to join us at our April Open Meeting, as we’ll be reviewing the meeting minutes which have a detailed description of what was covered in the meeting.

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VOLUNTEER WITH US!

Heading into the new year, the SEPAC is looking for help in the following areas:

- Outreach Representatives
- Bulletin Board Updaters
- Grant Writers

Specifically, we need reps for the High School, Goodyear, White, Joyce, Linscott, and Hurld-Wyman. If you have connections at any of those schools and would be willing to liaise with the principal and PTO and to distribute SEPAC materials, we can use your help!

The SEPAC Bulletin Board outside the Special Education office at the Joyce is long overdue for an update. If you have an hour to spare, we can use your help!

We’ve started the process of brainstorming speakers and workshops for 2019, and we’ll need additional funds. Are you a gifted grant writer, or someone with connections to the financial industry? We can use your help!

Reach out to us at wps.SEPAC@gmail.com

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Confused? Frustrated?

You’ve come to the right place!

We’re here for you! Sign up for our mailing list below to receive updates on policy changes and decisions that affect Woburn’s students with disabilities.

Our mailing list is confidential and for SEPAC use only. Your information will not be sold or shared. If you cannot attend our next meeting but have a concern or opinion you would like to share, please email us at wps.SEPAC@gmail.com.

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We want to hear from you!

We work with parents and the school administration to address issues facing Special Education students in Woburn.

Please call us at 781-291-9811. We’d love to hear both your successes and your concerns. Better yet, stop by our next meeting. We’d love to meet you!

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The Woburn Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) is a state-mandated advisory group that provides education and support for parents, guardians and educators of children ages 3 to 22 years old with special education needs. We are a city-wide organization of parents working together with teachers, administrators, the school committee and the community to provide an educational environment that is innovative, challenging, safe and nurturing for all children.