Alexandria Township School District

Special Education

Parent Advisory Group

A Special Education Parent Advisory Group, or SEPAG (sea-pag) is a state-mandated, district-level, parent-driven group charged with providing input to the local school district on system-level challenges in special education and related services.

Purpose of a SEPAG:

• To provide direct input on the policies, programs and practices that impact services and supports for children with disabilities and their families.

• To increase the involvement of families of children with special needs in making recommendations on special education policy.

• To advise on matters that pertain to the education, health and safety of children with special needs.

• To advise on unmet needs of children with disabilities.

~ Peggy McDonald, Acting Assistant Commissioner, Division of Learning Supports and Specialized Services, NJDOE

Who Should Join SEPAG?

  • Parents and/or guardians of children who receive any type of special education services or accommodations in school, such as an Individualized Education Program (IEP), a 504 accommodation, or out-of-district placement.

  • Parents who think their child may have some learning issues or differences.

  • Parents who would like to understand or have an interest in the Special Education process.

  • Parents, educators, or any members of the community who want to learn more!

Why Get Involved?

  • To network with other parents in the community.

  • To share your own expertise and experiences with other parents.

  • To learn about the services available for children with learning issues or differences.

  • To learn to advocate for your child's needs more effectively.