• Ayer Shirley Regional School District 
    Special Education Parent Advisory Council

    Mission Statement

    The mission of the SEPAC is to work for the understanding of, respect for, and support of all children with special needs in the community.

    In support of the mission statement, SEPAC has established the following goals:

    • Advise the school committee on matters that pertain to the education and safety of students with disabilities.
    • Meet regularly with school officials to participate in the planning, development, and evaluation of the district special education programs, and assist the district in coordinating the presentation of at least one workshop annually on the rights of students and their parents/guardians under state and federal special education laws. Promote a forum for parents/caregivers, and staff to share ideas, identify concerns, and support families of children with special needs.
    • Provide informational forums for parents/caregivers, educators, and professionals. Promote inclusion of students with disabilities in all district and community activities. Promote communication and programs within the community to encourage understanding, acceptance, and inclusion.