Being the parent or guardian of a child with special needs comes with lots of challenges. The amount of information you need to help your child can be overwhelming. Just know that you’re not alone. Approximately 23% of children in the Framingham school district have special needs. The Framingham Special Education Parent Advisory Council, also known as the F-SEPAC, is here to help and support you.
Upcoming F-SEPAC events
Thursday, May 16, 2013, 7-9PM
King Building, 454 Water St., Framingham, MA , Desmarais Room
IMPORTANT NOTICE – Annual Election of new board will be held on May 16, 2013. Please contact Marcy Rosch at 508-879-7404 or firstname.lastname@example.org by May 15, 2013 to have your name put on the ballot for Co-chair, Treasurer or Secretary.
Suspensions and Discipline in Special Education
A Workshop for Parents and Professionals
This workshop explains discipline rules, due process and procedural safeguards required under the Federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Learn how to recognize and assess the function of school behaviors and how to proactively approach behavior management in a way that can yield positive results. Discussion will include the role of school discipline codes and suspension/expulsion policies.
Contact: Marcy Rosch 508-879-7404 or email@example.com
membership – get support
General membership is open to any resident of Framingham or person affiliated with the Framingham Public Schools. All meetings are open to the general public. Become a member.
Voting membership is required in order to vote in annual officer elections and other business that comes before any F-SEPAC meeting. Voting membership shall be given to any general member who is either:
- A parent or guardian of a child with special needs residing in Framingham with an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or a 504 Accommodation Plan.
- A student not less than fourteen (14) years of age who is on an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or a 504 Accommodation Plan from the Town of Framingham.
Together F-SEPAC members can…
- Learn and understand the school culture(s) in our district and discover how to get things done. We will seek information on policies, curricula, and laws that affect our children and share that info.
- Share accurate and timely information with members, parents, the school district, and the community at large.
- Work within the PAC, with PTOs, and the school district in a constructive manner, maintaining respect for democratic procedures and a tolerance for the diversity of opinions.
P.O. Box 2393
Framingham, MA 01703