First meeting of the new board members.

minutes from meeting on Thursday June 13th

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May 16: Meeting and Officer Elections

SEPAC Members and Friends,  Your PAC Needs you!
Each year in May, we elect officers for the following school year (term runs June 1 – May 31).
On April 9, 2019, during the business portion of our meeting, the SEPAC began accepting nominations (typically self-nominations – volunteers) ahead of our May 16, 2019 elections of Officers for the 2019-2020 school year (June 1 2019 – May 31 2020).  No one stepped forward to run for officer positions, and all four current officers indicated that they are unable to continue serving in their roles next school year.  We are therefore in critical need of parents of children with special educational needs (self-identified) who are enrolled in (and/or receiving IEP/504 services through) Medway Public Schools to serve as SEPAC Officers.
Our current bylaws (available here) outline the role of the PAC and the duties of each officer position.  If you have questions, current officers would be happy to answer them. We are also happy to help with the transition, help you learn your new roles, and be available for consultation as needed throughout the school year.  We won’t throw you into this blind, we are just unable to commit to continuing in these roles ourselves next year.  You can reach out to any of us that you may know personally, or get in touch with us via the email address: medwayspedpac@gmail.com.
We hope to have additional programming during the May 16 meeting, details TBA.  Follow the facebook event for updates: https://www.facebook.com/events/2236078340039486/

Educator and Community Member Awards

The Medway Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) is soliciting parent and family nominations for two awards honoring those educators and community members who recognize the potential in our children and help them to thrive both in and out of the classroom.

First, the third annual SEPAC Educator Appreciation Award, will honor educators in the Medway Public Schools (including teachers, paraprofessionals, and other school staff) who have made outstanding efforts in these roles on behalf of one or more special education students this school year.

Second, the Medway Light the Spark Community Award (award description, criteria and link to nomination form are found here) will honor community members outside of the school system (or working outside their roles as educators) who recognize and celebrate the spark in our extraordinary children.  This award is supported and administered by a donor family with help from the SEPAC and MPS administration.

To learn more about the criteria and selection process for each award or submit a nomination, please follow the relevant link.

Nominations for both awards should be submitted no later than Friday, APril 26th (following school vacation week).

All nominees will be notified and recognized.  Recipients will be announced publicly following the presentation of awards at the opening day of school for faculty on August 28, 2019.

Link to SEPAC Award description/nomination: Nomination Form

Link to Medway Light the Spark Award brief description/nomination: Nomination Form

Business Meeting March 12, 2019

Interested in helping the PAC plan the remainder of the school year?  Come to our business meeting this Tuesday, March 12 at 7 pm in the conference room at the Medway Public Library (lower level).  We’ll be planning for our annual educator appreciation awards as well as events and elections for the Spring (agenda attached).  Please join us!

 

Agenda Business Meeting 2019-03-12

Congratulations to our 2018 SEPAC Educator Award recipients

The following educators were presented with the SEPAC’s Outstanding Educator Award on August 28, 2018:

Christin Brink (Memorial)

Karen Fillion (McGovern)

Allison Jasmin (MHS)

Jenna Keenan (MMS)

William Lovett (MHS)

 

Thank you all for your dedication to students with special needs!