Special Education Parent Advisory Group (SEPAG)
Who We Are
A Special Education Parent Advisory Group, or SEPAG 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. The role of SEPAG is to engage parents, community leaders, and school district staff in collaborative teamwork to improve education, not just for those with disabilities, but also for all children. SEPAGs insure that there is a forum for meaningful parent input to the local school district, with the opportunity for system-level change.
"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 We Are Not
A SEPAG is Not:
- An advocacy assistance group, which focuses on upholding rights for children and advocating for change from outside the system
- A limited campaign dedicated to addressing a single issue or immediate concern
- A Special Education PTO or PTA, which might plan carnivals, classroom activities, dances, fundraisers, or other events
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