For more information, please contact:
Cheryll Nickerson SEPAC Chairperson at Cheryllnick@yahoo.com
Choosing IB Courses:
Pete Steedman will lead a discussion about students in Special Education that are thinking about choosing IB certificate/diploma for next year. There will be a Question & Answer period.
Date: March 20, 2014 from 4-5 in the WEST atrium
Hosted by: Pete Steedman
See flyer HERE.
Special Education Parent Advisory Council
Click here for Sturgis Special Education FAQ's
"Create Culture of High Expectations of Students with Disabilities":
Sturgis is highlighted in recent Special Education Connection.
James, Paul. “Create culture of high expectations for students with disabilities.” Special Ed Connection. LRP Publications, 29 November 2012. <http://www.specialedconnection.com>
Our SEPAC is required by the State of MA to serve both an advisory and participatory function. We work closely with Sturgis Public Charter School Special Education Department and Administration. The mission of SEPAC is to work for understanding of, respect for, and support of all children with disabilities in the community.
- Promote a network of parents of children with special needs & provide the forum to share information.
- Advise the Special Education Coordinator and Board of Trustees on operations and development of special education programs, parent & teacher training needs, and help to develop policy.
- Promote communication between SEPAC members, local, State and National organizations, councils, and groups.
- Promote communication and programs within the community to encourage understanding, acceptance, and inclusion.
- Provide informational forums to parents, educators, students, and professionals.
We have elected officers and now we are looking for some new members. Please join us!
Contacts for Sturgis East SEPAC:
Susan Lacombe-Voigt, Special Education Coordinator
Our SEPAC is required by the State of MA to serve both an advisory and participatory function. We work closely with Sturgis Public Charter School Special Education Department and Administration.
Suggested Future Presentation Topics:
- Reading Based Learning Disabilities
- Executive Functioning/Organization
- Preparing for College/Independent Living
- Basic Rights Workshop (required each year)