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The mission of the Charter SEPAC is to work for the understanding of, respect for, and
support of all children with special needs in the community. To that end, the members
of the Charter SEPAC will work to:

  • Promote a network of parents of children and provide a forum to share information.
  • Advise the Director of Student Services on operations and development of special education programs, parent & teacher training needs, and help to
    develop policy.
  • Promote communication between Charter SEPAC members, local, State and National organizations, councils and groups.
  • Promote communication and programs within the community to encourage understanding, acceptance, and inclusion.
  • Provide informational forums to parents, educators, students, and professionals.
Membership shall be open to any person who has a child enrolled at Marblehead
Community Charter Public School.
2020-2021 OFFICERS
Co-Chair – Jen Gaudette
Co-Chair – Julie Kiernan
Secretary – Wanda Gonzalez
2020-2021 Monthly Meetings are 1st Monday of every month 6:30 – 7:30 PM (currently on Zoom)
JUNE 7 – 6:30-7:30 PM on ZOOM
BASIC RIGHTS & What is an IEP?
Andrea Barlow, Director of Student Services at MCCPS earned a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from Kent State University, her Masters of Education in Moderate Special Needs from Simmons College, a second masters in Counseling and Psychological Services from Salem State University and a CAGS in Educational Administration with a focus in Secondary Education and Special Education.

Andrea will join us for this meeting to provide information on basic rights and what is in an IEP.

Topics covered will include:
* when and how to make a referral to determine eligibility
* evaluations
* standards for determining eligibility
* if eligible, if not eligible
* sections of IEP
* parental response to proposed IEP and proposed placement

Please register in advance for this meeting:…/tJwrfumoqT0rG9Vo67jjCrNhxu…
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.