SEPAC Meeting Agenda

South Orange / Maplewood Special Education Parent Advisory Committee

Wednesday October 5, 2016 – 7:30-9:00pm

Columbia High School Library

17 Parker Avenue, Maplewood (2nd Floor)


I. Welcome – 7:30

Jenny Lindstrom, SEPAC President

II. Membership Vote for 2016-17 Executive Board – 7:40

Jenny Lindstrom, SEPAC President

  • President- Erin Siders

  • Vice President – Reesa Salomon

  • Secretary – Nedra Cabbagestalk

  • Communications & Outreach – Bernie Hackler

  • Policy Officer – Michael D. Thompson

  • Ex-Officio – Jenny Lindstrom

III. Special Services Department Update – 7:50

Ella Rideau, Director of Special Services

Crystal Riddick, Assistant Director of Special Services

  • Personnel Changes
  • CAP (Columbia Academy Program) for students with anxiety
  • First 30 days for Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, and High Schools
  • Completed and Future training for paraprofessionals

IV. SEPAC Updates & Announcements – 8:10

SEPAC Board Representatives

  • 2016 Board of Education Election Candidate Outreach –Mike Donoghue

  • New District Section 504 policy – Michael Thompson

  • SEPAC recommendations for the 2017-2018 district budget – SEPAC board

  • October 20, 7:00-8:30 CHS Cafeteria

    SOMSD Student Support Services Back to School night – Reesa Salomon

    V. Adjourn – 8:45

Printable agenda here

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