Special Education Parent Advisory Group (SEPAG)
If you have any questions or concerns please contact:
(908)647-4800 ext: 6807
- October 17th @ 7 pm (Location: Media Center) - Please join a panel of financial advisors and attorneys to learn the importance of planning for your special needs family members. We will discuss the steps needed to help insure their financial future, including structuring a financial plan and the role that insurance may play in such plan, estate planning, special needs trusts, and family law issues.
- April 30th @ 7 pm (Location: Media Center) Presentations on:
- How to Emotionally Prepare Students for Life After High School with Doug Graiver.
- Maintaining an Effective Special Education Parent Advisory Group with Janice Perlin.
- October 16th @7pm (Location: Media Center) Demonstration on how to successfully navigate through Parent access, Chromebooks (1:1 initiative for freshman) and google classroom.
Our mission is to facilitate collaboration between students, parents, staff, the Board of Education and the community in order to promote inclusion, understanding of, respect for and support of all children with special needs in our community.
Special Education Parent Advisory Groups are required for all school districts in New Jersey. The purpose of these groups is to provide opportunities for parents and community members to offer input to the district on specific issues. New Jersey Administrative Code 6A:14-1.2(h) states that:
Each Board of Education shall ensure that a special education parent advisory group is in place in the district to provide input to the district on issues concerning students with disabilities.
Watchung Hills Regional High School has established the Special Education Parent Advisory Group (SEPAG) as a forum for parents to provide input to the district regarding students with disabilities. We welcome and encourage the participation of all parents.
SEPAG’s goal is to support parents whose children receive special education services, and to advise the district on matters related to special education. SEPAG does this by hosting meetings for parents, sharing information and other relevant issues. SEPAG will meet quarterly while school is in session to discuss these issues. Meetings can consist of presentations from knowledgeable speakers on a variety of topics, or simply be an informal gathering to share ideas, network, and support each other.
- To provide direct input on the policies, programs and practices that impact services and supports for students with disabilities.
- To increase the involvement of families of children with special needs.
- To advise on issues that affect the education, health and safety of students with special needs.