Newton Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC)

The Newton Special Education Parent Advisory Council (Newton SEPAC) is an all-volunteer group of parents of children with disabilities in Newton, MA. As mandated by Massachusetts law, we provide feedback to the School Committee and school district on special education programs and policies, and participate in their planning and development.

Newton SEPAC also serves as a liaison between parents of students with special needs and school district administrators. Newton SEPAC offers information to the community on a range of disabilities, resources, remediation approaches, and education issues. Topics presented at the monthly meetings include parents’ rights under special education laws and regulations, effective collaboration with teachers and administrators, and strategies for parenting and teaching children with disabilities. Meetings are open to all parents, teachers, specialists, and others with an interest in education.

Please check out the Newton SEPAC online discussion group as a forum for parents to exchange information and share suggestions for community resources. For more information, contact Newton SEPAC at or view the brochure.

2019-20 SEPAC Board Meetings

All meetings are 7:30-9:00 pm in Room 217 at the Newton Education Center, 100 Walnut Street.

  • September 10, 2019
  • October 17, 2019
  • November 19, 2019
  • December 17, 2019 – see below
  • January 16, 2020
  • February 11, 2020
  • March 12,  2020
  • April 14,  2020
  • May 14, 2020
  • June 2,  2020

2019 Newton SEPAC Social

  • Date/Time: Tuesday, December 17, 2019, 7pm – 9pm
  • Location: Paddy’s, 95 Elm Street, West Newton

Join fellow parents and guardians for the 2019 Newton SEPAC Social! The event will be at Paddy’s in West Newton on Tuesday, December 17 from 7-9 pm. Reconnect with old friends and meet other Newton parents and guardians. Share your stories from the first half of the school year and raise a glass to the holidays! There will be a cash bar.

RSVP at Contact with any questions.