Special Education Parent Advisory Group
Each district 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 (N.J.A.C. 6A:14-1.2(h))
What is SEPAG?
It is an advisory group that is a state-mandated, district-level parent driven group charged with providing input to the local school district on system-level challenges in special education and related services. It is a collaboration and partnership with the district to better improve services in special education.
What SEPAG is not?
It is not a advocacy assistance group, a support group, or a special education parent teacher organization.
Wayne SEPAG Mission Statement
The mission of the Wayne Special Education Parent Advisory Group (SEPAG) is to empower parents of children with special needs to be involved in advising on matters pertaining to the education, safety and health of students with special needs and learning differences. The SEPAG meets to collaborate with the district’s Student Support Services Director and administrators. SEPAG supports the development and implementation of programs and best practices to sufficiently meet the needs of special education students and families in the district. SEPAG offers the opportunity to raise questions, to voice your concerns, and to provide direct input to administrators regarding support services. SEPAG also provides parents and families opportunities to learn about district programs, services and resources.
Each school has a SEPAG representative, some schools have VACANCY means there is no representative at this time. If you are at a school with no representative, and you have a concern please address the SEPAG Coordinator. If you would like to volunteer for that vacant spot and you’re a parent of a child with special needs (IEP or a 504), please contact SEPAG Coordinator at Waynesepag2@gmail.com.
Please check the directory and contact your SEPAG representative, if you have any concerns regarding the following topics listed below. You may also attend one of our meetings. Parents are welcome to address their concerns at the end of the meeting.
The following are a list of topics of which if you have a concern can bring it to the attention of your SEPAG representative.
- Transition from school to adult life
- Related services
- Extended school year services
- Driver education
- After-school sports
- Before care and after care
- Professional Development
- Technology (Realtime, OnCourse, Google, etc)
- IEP Rights and Responsibilities/504
- Preschool issues/program
- Organization Skills
- Clubs and Extracurricular Activities
- CBI Trips
- ELL and ESL (Second Language Services)
- Standardized Testing & Accommodations
- Community Resources
- Social Skills Resources