The SEPAG is a group mandated by the New Jersey Administrative Code. It's comprised of parents having children in special-education classes or receiving related services (speech, occupational therapy, physical therapy). Our purpose is to bring to the attention of the BOE concerns regarding students in special education. There are over 730 families in the SPF School District with children who participate in special education and/or receive related services. That’s about 11% of the total District population. To date, we have about 130 of those families as our members. We're reaching out through the PTA to all those other families so that we can truly represent all children in the program. We’re in our fourth year in the District, but 2012/2013 was the first year that we were represented as a committee within the PTA
The SEPAG meets bi-monthly at Terrill Middle School in October, December, February, April, and June. Our goal is to educate parents and to discuss and report concerns in an effort to support the District in making improvements to the program thus providing better outcomes for the students. We encourage all families with students in either special education, speech, occupational therapy, or physical therapy to join us.
Below you will find a listing of all the SEPAG co-chairs at the elementary level. The SEPAG is working toward having co-chairs in the middle schools and high school as well.
Anne Albert & Cathy McConnell