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Woburn SEPAC

Special Education Services and COVID-19 Information

With Woburn Public Schools closed through, at the very least, May 4th, parents have been reaching out to us with questions about students with special needs. Districts are still required to provide a free, appropriate pubic education (FAPE) to students with disabilities. Click here for the most recent guidelines set by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). We’ve also posted an informative webinar below, produced by the Federation for Children with Special Needs.

If you’d like general information regarding Special Education programming in Woburn, click this link for the Program Flowchart, located on the WPS website. General information about family resources and extending learning resources can be found via this link.

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SEPAC Open Meeting

Date: Wednesday, April 8 (tentative)
Time: 6:30pm
Location: TBD

Practicing social distancing to combat the Coronavirus pandemic means a change in plans for our monthly Open Meeting. We are currently exploring virtual options to hold our April meeting. Please like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for updates.

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Woburn SEPAC College Fair: POSTPONED

Due do Coronavirus concerns and the Governor’s recently-declared state of emergency, we are postponing our 14th Annual Woburn SEPAC College Fair. The safety of our students, presenters, and attendees comes first. Watch this space for updates on a rescheduled College Fair.

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Basic Rights Workshop: Understanding the IEP

Thanks to everyone who joined us for the workshop. If you missed it, you can download the Basic Rights – Understanding the IEP PDF Handout.
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VOLUNTEER WITH US!

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

- Outreach Representatives
- Fundraisers
- 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!

We’ve started the process of brainstorming speakers and workshops for the 2019-2020 school year, 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.