This year, the Maplewood Middle School HSA liaison to the district-wide Special Education Parent Advisory Committee and the Special Education Parent-Teacher Organization (P.T.O.) is Sharon Huetz. In her role as liaison, Sharon will keep the HSA and MMS parents informed about SEPAC and PTO activities. Sharon would also welcome any inquiries or feedback about special education services at Maplewood Middle School and can be contacted thorugh firstname.lastname@example.org
Special Education Home Page http://www.somsd.k12.nj.us/Page/206
the links that follow are excerpts from the District Special Education homepage
Guide to the Special Education Process http://www.somsd.k12.nj.us/Page/208
SOMSD SPECIAL EDUCATION PARENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE
South Orange Maplewood Special Education Parent Advisory Committee www.somsepac.org
All meetings are held at the District Board Office at 7:30pm; 525 Academy St., Maplewood
March 5th - Town Hall Meeting
May 5th - Parent Advocacy Workshop
SEPAC stands for Special Education Parent Advisory Committee. 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 district’s special education programs.
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.
Anyone with student or students with learning needs or anyone with a student or students eligible for or receiving services under an IEP or 504 plan is welcome to attend.
SPECIAL EDUCATION PTO
The South Orange Maplewood Special Education Parent Teacher Organization (SPED-PTO) works to make a difference in the lives of all children with special needs. Webpage on the district site with contacts
The SPED-PTO holds several meetings throughout the year to help parents network with other parents, share information about special education issues and educational concerns, and understand changing special education laws. Membership is free.
Meetings are held in the Board of Education meeting room at 525 Academy Street, Maplewood, and begin at 7:30pm and end at 9pm.
Scheduled meetings for the 2013-2014 school year are:
Tuesday, Oct 1st
Thursday, December 5th
Tuesday, February 4th
Wednesday, April 16th