Northshore's Special Education Parent/Professional Advisory Council (SEPAC), a program of the Northshore Schools Foundation, is an active support and advisory council. Comprised of parents, professionals, and NSD administrators, SEPAC members collaborate for the benefit of the special needs children in the Northshore School District. In existence for over 20 years, SEPAC is one of the oldest and most effective such advisory councils in the state.
What does SEPAC do?
- EDUCATES parents and teachers through presentations.
- COMMUNICATES your ideas through regular meetings with parents, teachers and NSD Special Education administrators. Join us for this -- we need your input!
- SUPPORTS Special Education teachers and families of students with special needs through resources and stipends.
- IDENTIFIES SYSTEMIC ISSUES and works for solutions, for example, increasing 'Inclusion' in every NSD school is currently a top priority at SEPAC.
- RECOGNIZES outstanding individuals and their contributions through the annual SEPAC Outstanding Service Awards.
- CONNECTS NSD parents via Facebook and SEPACnews.
- Click here to see recent editions of the new format on SEPAC eNews.
- 2013-14 Changes! Click here to read about some changes for the 2013-14 school year.
- SEPAC is now a program of the Northshore Schools Foundation. The Foundation is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit entity.
- SEPAC Outstanding Service Awards - Congratulations and thank you to the 2012-13 recipients!
- SEPAC James MacDonald Inclusion Grant - SEPAC offers a grant to support a project, program or event at a Northshore school which promotes the inclusion of ALL students, engages and improves the school and wider community and builds leadership in the student body. Note: no grant program for 2013-14 school year due to reduced number of SEPAC volunteers and organizational re-tooling. Hope to offer the grant for 2014-15 school year.
Monday, Dec 9, 2013 Cancelled
Monday, January 13, 2014
Mondays, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
NSD Administrative Center, 3330 Monte Villa Parkway Bothell 98021 Room 101
Save the date! Feb 26, 2014 (tentatively)
“The IEP from A to Z: A Parent’s Guide to Navigating the Northshore School District Individualized Education Plan”
Content to be covered will be presented by the Northshore School District Special Services staff and includes an orientation to the components that make up an IEP from beginning to end and an explanation on how those components interconnect to produce a comprehensive plan.