Our mission is to facilitate collaboration between students, parents, staff, the Board of Education and the community in order to promote inclusion, understanding of, respect for and support of all children with special needs in our community.
Special Education Parent Advisory Groups are required for all school districts in New Jersey. The purpose of these groups is to provide opportunities for parents and community members to offer input to their districts on critical issues. New Jersey Administrative Code 6A:14-1.2(h) states that:
Each board of education shall ensure that a special education parent advisory group is in place in the district to provide input to the district on issues concerning students with disabilities.
The Winfield Township School District established the Special Education Parent Advisory Group (SEPAG) as a forum for parents to provide input to the district regarding students with disabilities. We welcome the participation of all parents.
To provide direct input on the policies, programs, and practices that impact services and supports for students with disabilities.
To increase the involvement of families of children with special needs.
To advise on issues that affect the education, health and safety of students with special needs.
Who Should Attend SEPAG Meetings?
Anyone with a student or students in Winfield Township school with special needs.
Anyone with a student or students eligible for or receiving services under an IEP or 504 plan.
What Happens at SEPAG Meetings?
Concerns related to a group of students are shared and discussed.
District Representatives will provide updates related to Special Services in the Winfield Township School district and at the State and National Levels.
Parents will have adequate time to discuss issues among themselves and plan the agenda for the next meeting.
Speakers, other District Representatives, and Individual Staff members may be invited based upon the requests from the Member of the Council.
What else can I do as a member of the SEPAG?
Volunteer to be a parent representative regarding the issues and concerns raised at your individual school.
Please note that SEPAG meetings are not the forum for a discussion about the individual students or your child's IEP. Topics are limited to those that impact all students or group of students. Additionally, these meeting are for parents only. It is not appropriate to have your child attend these meetings.
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