SEPAC Summary of SOMSD Section 504 Policy & Regulations

Special Education Parents Advisory Committee (SEPAC) Summary of SOMSD Section 504 Policy & Regulations This summary was prepared by SEPAC and is intended as an overview only. Parents and guardians should refer to the full Policy 5750.1 for complete details. Policy Summary The Superintendent or designee shall be responsible for the District’s efforts to complyContinue reading “SEPAC Summary of SOMSD Section 504 Policy & Regulations”

SEPAC Statement to BOE 7/16/2017 re: District 504 policy

I am Erin Siders from Maplewood, President of the Special Education Parents Advisory Committee (SEPAC). SEPAC would like to address the status of the regulations for implementing the Section 504 Policy.  The Board adopted the policy on September 19, 2016.   As you know, the Policy states that “within sixty days of the adoption of thisContinue reading “SEPAC Statement to BOE 7/16/2017 re: District 504 policy”

SEPAC Meeting: Behavioral Supports

Please join us for the next SEPAC meeting Wednesday February 1st, 7:30pm in the Black Box Theatre (basement level) @ CHS.  Our discussion will focus on Behavioral Supports with guest speaker Penny Petchers, SOMSD Behavior Management Consultant. Additionally, we will introduce David Lieberman, Interim Director of Special Services.  Please see attached agenda for meeting details. -SEPACContinue reading “SEPAC Meeting: Behavioral Supports”

SPAN Webinar

START Inclusion Webinar  Promoting Inclusive Practices Utilizing New Jersey’s Tiered System of Supports Join SPAN for a lunchtime Inclusion Webinar for parents, caregivers and professionals that will focus on using New Jersey’s Tiered System of Support (NJTSS) to guide meaningful and successful Inclusion. NJTSS is an evidence-based framework for implementing academic and behavioral supports andContinue reading “SPAN Webinar”

Special Education PTO Announcement

Upcoming SPED PTO dates (Please note we have switched our featured topics for January and February.) Tuesday, January 24-PreK/Elementary grades Tuesday, February 21-Secondary grades Tuesday, March 28-Veterans’ Day-seasoned parents share their wisdom Tuesday, April 25-Out of District Tuesday, May 23-Taking care of yourself as a parent/General All are welcome. Meetings start at 7:30 pm atContinue reading “Special Education PTO Announcement”

Email from Kevin Walston

From Kevin Walston to the Special Education Community: Wednesday, January 4, 2017 Dear SOMSD Community, We are writing to update you on the search for the new Director of Special Services & Youth Development. The initial announcement for the Director position was posted in October and drew extensive interest from qualified candidates across the region.Continue reading “Email from Kevin Walston”