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Special Education Parent Advisory Group (SEPAG)

If you have any questions or concerns please contact:

                                                        Amita Sawicki
Parent Liaison                                (Ext. 2819)

Mission Statement:

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.

SEPAG’s Purpose:

  • 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.

WHRHS SEPAG Meeting - Parent Input Form - Click Here to Access 

Please complete this Google Form if you are interested in providing input for future meetings.

Step 1: Click on the link for the Parent Input Form - It will then bring you to a Google Form.

Step 2: Check that your answers are marked in each item and then click "Submit"


What to Look Forward to this Month

JUNE 2023

Hello June


WH List of Events 2023


Planning For Adult Life: Free Online Webinars


Future Events to Be Posted Soon







We invite you to join us to learn more about the RUTGERS LIGHT School Based Program

Date: Wednesday, March 22, 2023          Time: 7:00 pm

Please Click Here to Access Presentation Notes: /uploaded/Rutgers_L.I.G.H.T_Presentation_-SEPAG_Meeting.pdf


SEPAG 3.22


SEPAG Meeting Presented by Amita Sawicki, WHRHS Transition Coordinator


We invite you to join us to learn more about Watchung Hills Regional High School as your child makes the transition into high school with an IEP or 504. We will provide an overview of the classes offered, helpful resources, and answer questions regarding this important transition period for your child.

Date: Wednesday, May 3, 2023          Time: 6:30 pm

Location: Learning Commons at WHRHS

Please Click Here to Access Presentation Notes: /uploaded/Transition_to_the_High_School_-_SEPAG_5.3.23.pdf

SEPAG Meeting Flyer 5.3.23



Lions Club


NJ Council on Developmental Disabilities (NJCDD):

  • provides a platform for individuals, family members, advocates, and public/private agencies to develop a coordinated social policy for advancing the rights and opportunities of NJ residents with developmental disabilities. 
  • offers Family Support Councils, Youth Leadership programs, and Partners in Policymaking program,  website for more information: