The Norfolk SEPAC is run by Norfolk parents and provides a great support system for families with all types of needs. We offer educational presentations, resources, information on the IEP process, and opportunities for parents and students to connect in a supportive and inclusive environment.
The Norfolk Special Education Parents Advisory Council (SEPAC) strives to collaborate with and advise the school committee and administration to continually improve the educational experience for all Norfolk children and families. We promote improved education and success for students with disabilities, ensuring they receive equal access to education within our schools and community.
The Norfolk SEPAC provides a network for parents to access local resources, gain support and share ideas. SEPAC encourages families to be involved in all district policy discussions.
What We Do
Provide a community voice to the Norfolk School Committee and Administration:
Hold a monthly meeting open to the general public.
Run a parent support group for local families.
Hold a monthly meeting with the Director of Student Services to share our insights gained from the community.
Provide resources to families accessing student services:
Send a quarterly Parent Newsletter with event information, parent guidance on a relevant topic, local resources and book recommendations for parents and families.
Provide the Norfolk community with access to local and regional guest speakers and
workshops, providing relevant topics of interest for discussion and facilitating Q&A.
Provide opportunities where Norfolk families receiving student services can connect:
Kindergarten Playground Night for Special Education families.
Inclusive Family events
Norfolk SEPAC is a 501(c)(3) volunteer-led organization. All donations to our organization are tax deductible. The Massachusetts special education law, Chapter 71B of the Massachusetts General Laws, requires a school district to establish a PAC, and assigns both an advisory and a participatory function to the PAC.