Welcome to the Franklin SEPAC!
YOU NEED A NIGHT OUT!
Come and join us this Thursday, the 26th, at Cole's Tavern at 7:00, for a fun and relaxing night out! We would love to see you there!
Congratulations and welcome to our new board members, and thank you to those who are staying on. We are very pleased to announce the 2016-2017 SEPAC board:
Co-Presidents: Caryn Budd and Sara Mulcahy
Co-Vice Presidents: Jennifer O'Duggan and Jennifer Hiscoe
Treasurer: Sharon Taylor
Secretary: Monisha Kallianpur
WE NEED YOU!
Going forward, we would love to expand the board to include Representatives from each of the school buildings in town. We feel that this is a great way for SEPAC to learn more about successes and issues taking place in each building. If this is something that you would be interested in, please let us know...the time commitment is minimal.
In addition to Board positions, we are looking for volunteers to help with the planning of social events and fundraising. This is a great way to help out without taking on a Board position.
Last but not least...we are in the process of planning our workshops for the 2016-17 school year and we would love to hear your ideas! Please let us know if you have an idea for a specific speaker or topic that you would like us to look into.
The mission of the Franklin Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) is to promote a network for parents of children with disabilities and provide a forum to share information and discuss matters of relative interest and concern regarding our children. This group provides regular forums for Pupil Personnel Services and parents to share information and discuss pertinent issues; develops, maintains and shares tools and a resource guide; and raises awareness of children with special needs.
We host monthly workshops educating parents on special-needs topics. We run monthly parent support groups and periodic events for children. Franklin SEPAC also contributes an annual donation to Franklin's Special Education programs. We are a 501(c)(3) volunteer-run organization and rely on donations to help alleviate the costs of the above-mentioned programs.
Your participation will provide a unique opportunity to meet school officials and other parents, stay informed on policy and legislative changes, ask questions and discuss concerns, and learn something new. Your input into potential speaker topics, and other SEPAC initiatives of particular interest is also welcomed.
We are a member of the Massachusetts Association of Special Education Parent Advisory Councils (MassPAC).