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Special Education Parent Advisory Group

A Special Education Parent Advisory Group (SEPAG) is a state mandated, district-level, parent-driven group that operates under New Jersey Administrative Code 6A:14-1.2(h). Additionally, each Board of Education shall ensure that a special education advisory group is in place in the district to provide input to the district on issues concerning students with disabilities. The purpose of these groups are to provide opportunities for parents and community members to offer input to their districts on special education issues within the district.

Purpose of MTPS SEPAG

  • To provide direct input on policies, programs, and practices that impact services and supports for children with disabilities and their families

  • To increase the involvement of families of children with special needs in making recommendations on special education policy

  • To advise on matters that pertain to the education, health, and safety of children with special needs

  • To advise on unmet needs of children with disabilities

  • Look at individual personal experiences & issues and see if these challenges affect more than one student and family throughout the district

  • Promote inclusion and acceptance of students with special needs

Who Should Join MTPS SEPAG

  • Parents and /or guardians of children who receive any type of special education services or accommodations in school, such as an Individualized Education Program (IEP), a 504 accommodation, or out-of-district placement

  • Parents who think their child may have some sort of learning issues or differences

  • Want to learn and become better informed about special education topics

Why Get Involved

MTPS SEPAG consists of volunteer parent co-leaders who run monthly meetings to help to provide feedback and challenges back to the school to help generate solutions that positively impact all children within the district

  • To network with other parents in the school and community

  • To share your own expertise and personal experiences with other parents

  • To learn about the services available for children with learning issues or differences

  • To learn to advocate for your child's needs more effectively