East Brunswick Public Schools Special Education Parent Advisory Group
What is SEPAG (Special Education Parent Advisory Group)?
SEPAG is an independent volunteer group and its effectiveness within the district is dependent on the participation of parents coming to meetings, discussing special education topics and learning about more special education.
Who can become a SEPAG member?
Parents and/or guardians of students with disabilities and Individual Education Programs (IEPs)
The mission of SEPAG is to provide support, guidance and a safe shared environment for families of children with special needs.
As a Special Education Parent Advisory Group, we act as a liaison on behalf of parents to provide feedback on the District's strengths and areas of need, and service as a resource to parents by communicating information about the special education process and programs currently available in the East Brunswick Public School District.
SEPAG Goals and Objectives
Foster a positive and respectful environment within the special education community through parent education and involvement
Help students with disabilities succeed academically and socially
Provide friendship and support for families through parent sharing sessions
Offer parents avenues to support organizations available in Middlesex County/ New Jersey
Gather member comments/questions and foster communication with EBPS Special Services Administrators
Build a strong and solid partnership between parents and educators within EBPS
What is the purpose of SEPAG?
This is a parent forum to share ideas, bring attention to issues that affect the students and provide solutions. Parents learn from other parents’ topics, questions and advice and this is a forum where it can take place.
Secondly, SEPAG hosts Special Education Parent Workshops to help parents become better informed about special education topics and by conducting informational meetings featuring guests and topics that deal with Special Education needs.
Is SEPAG an official part of the East Brunswick Public School District or the Board of Education?
No. SEPAG is a separate, independent volunteer group. The EBPS SEPAG works in a cooperative effort along with the East Brunswick Student Services Department.
How do we achieve our goals?
Parent involvement, parent support, and parent input will make SEPAG effective within the school district and benefit students with disabilities.
N.J.A.C. 6A:14-1.2 District eligibility for assistance under IDEA Part B item 18 (h)
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.