Summer 2022: SOMSD Special Services Contact List

Summer 2022: SOMSD Special Services Staff Note from Susie Budine, SOMSD Assistant Superintendent of Special Services:Please see below the appropriate staff to contact for the summer. Also, kindly note that the district is on a skeleton crew from mid-August until school starts in September. You may experience a longer than usual delay in response duringContinue reading “Summer 2022: SOMSD Special Services Contact List”

SEPAC Letter to BOE Regarding 2018-2019 SOMSD Budget

March 23, 2018 Dear Members of the Board, We are writing to express our support for the proposed 2018-2019 SOMASD budget and to ask that you approve it on Monday evening.  We are encouraged that the current Administration seems to realize that the solution to historical programming and budgetary problems in special education is investmentContinue reading “SEPAC Letter to BOE Regarding 2018-2019 SOMSD Budget”

SPED PTO Meeting 11/13 – 7:30pm

Got questions?     Get answers! SPED PTO meeting Monday, November 13 7:30-9 pm BOE building, 525 Academy, Maplewood Topic: Overview of SOMSD Special Education Administration featuring : Dr. Lauren Reisenauer, Executive Director of Special Services and Youth Development, Elizabeth Baker, President of the Board of Education, and Maureen Jones, BOE trustee and liaison to the SpecialContinue reading “SPED PTO Meeting 11/13 – 7:30pm”

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”

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”

Welcome Back

A Note from Reesa Solomon, SEPAC VP: Hello fellow SOMSD families. Next month, I will be taking on the role of SEPAC (Special Education Parent Advisory Committee) Vice President. In the last 2 weeks, I have heard many parents discussing issues regarding IEPs and 504s, communication with case managers, student schedules, etc. SEPAC is lookingContinue reading “Welcome Back”

SEPAC Statement at BOE Meeting

SEPAC Statement to the Board of Education                        January 25, 2016   Good evening.  I’m Jenny Lindstrom, President of SEPAC, the Special Education Parent Advisory Committee. I first want to welcome the new members of the board and say to all of you that SEPACContinue reading “SEPAC Statement at BOE Meeting”