The Ipswich Special Education Parent Advisory Council,

(Ips- SEPAC), is an all-volunteer group of parents of children with disabilities in Ipswich, MA. As mandated by Massachusetts law, we provide feedback to the School Committee and the School District on special education programs and policies, as well as participate in their planning and development. The Ipswich SEPAC also serves as a liaison between parents of students with special needs and the school committee and school district administrators.

We advocate for special education programs in Ipswich by "advising the School Committee on matters that pertain to the education and safety of students with disabilities and meeting regularly with administration to participate in planning. development and evaluation of special education programs."

•We facilitate insights sharing and inform parents on the special education process.

•We hold workshops and trainings regarding rights, Individual Education Plans, and further topics that impact our exceptional children.

We support each other!

Upcoming Important Dates:


The Ipswich SEPAC will host a Basic Rights Workshop for Parents

in conjunction with the Ipswich School District and FCSN/MassPAC

Date: Tuesday, November 29, 6:00-8:00pm

Basic Rights: Evaluation & Eligibility

This presentation is a comprehensive introduction into special education laws and procedures.

We will delve into the purpose of the law, referrals, evaluations, and the team meeting process including determining eligibility.

Further discussion will focus on services, placement, and what to do when you receive a proposed IEP.

Host: Ipswich Public Schools

Registration Link: Ipswich Eval & Eligibility Registration


All BR Workshops are Virtual/ Zoom Meetings; Please Register ahead of time!

Basic Rights: Evaluation & Eligibility

This presentation is a comprehensive introduction into special education laws and procedures.

We will delve into the purpose of the law, referrals, evaluations, and the team meeting process including determining eligibility. Further discussion will focus on services, placement,

and what to do when you receive a proposed IEP.


Date: Wednesday, Nov 2, 2022, 6-8PM

Host: Leominster Public Schools

Registration Link: Leominster BR Registration


Date: Thursday, Nov 3, 2022, 6:30-8:30PM

Host: Hilltown Cooperative Charter Public School

Registration Link: Hilltown Charter BR Registration


Date: Tuesday, Nov 8, 2022, 6:30-8:30PM

Host: Hudson Public Schools

Registration Link: Hudson BR Registration


Date: Tuesday, Nov 8, 2022, 7-9PM

Host: Andover Public Schools

Registration Link: Andover BR Registration


Date: Monday, Nov 14, 2022, 6-8PM

Host: Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District

Registration Link: Hamilton-Wenham BR Registration


Date: Tuesday, Nov 15, 2022, 6-8PM

Host: Watertown Public Schools

Registration Link: Watertown BR Registration


Date: Tuesday, Nov 15, 2022, 7-9PM

Host: Hopkinton Public Schools

Registration Link: Hopkinton BR Registration

Basic Rights: Understanding the IEP

This presentation was developed to help families gain a deeper understanding of the IEP document. We will talk about why it is important, how it is developed and the different sections of the document. Further discussion will focus on what types of services are included and measurable goals.


Date: Tuesday, Nov 1, 2022, 5:30-7:30PM

Host: Baystate Academy Charter Public School

Registration Link: Baystate Academy BR Registration


Date: Tuesday, Nov 1, 2022, 7-9PM

Host: Dedham Public Schools

Registration Link: Dedham BR Registration


Date: Wednesday, Nov 2, 2022, 6:30-8:30PM

Host: Berkshire Hills Regional School District

Registration Link: Berkshire Hills BR Registration


Date: Monday, Nov 7, 2022, 6:30-8:30PM

Host: Spencer-East Brookfield Regional School District

Registration Link: Spencer-East Brookfield BR Registration


Date: Monday, Nov 7, 2022, 6:30-8:30PM

Host: Stoneham Pubic Schools

Registration Link: Stoneham BR Registration


Date: Wednesday, Nov 9, 2022, 6:30-8:30PM

Host: Shrewsbury Public Schools

Registration Link: Shrewsbury BR Registration


Date: Wednesday, Nov 9, 2022, 7-9PM

Host: Hanover Public Schools

Registration Link: Hanover BR Registration


Contact: ipswichsepac@gmail.com

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