Special Education Parents Advisory Committee
The Livingston Board of Education Special Education Parent Advisory Committee (SEPAC) exists to fulfill the requirements if the New Jersey Administrative Code 6A:14-1.2(h):
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.
SEPAC will work collaboratively with all special education parents and district staff in an advisory capacity to the Livingston Board of Education to:
- Establish, review and maintain by-laws;
- Foster increased communication of services and information for families of children with special education needs;
- Facilitate and foster parent involvement in parent education resources;
- Foster and promote inclusionary special education settings for all student; and
- Provide advisory information to the Livingston Board of Education of issues pertaining to special education services in the district.
The committee will be comprised of twenty-one parent voting members with representation as follows:
- 2 parents from each of the nine schools – 1 parent recommended by the principal and 1 parent recommended by the PTA/HSA
- 2 parents with students in out-of-district placement – 1 parent recommended by the Assistant Superintendent for Student Services and 1 parent recommended by the PTA/HSA
- 1 parent from the PRIDE program; recommendation from the PTA/HSA
The committee will include the following non-voting members:
- Child Study Team member
- Special education teacher
- Regular education teacher
- Assistant Superintendent
- Livingston Board of Education liaison
If you have a concern with the delivery of services that is systemic or general in nature you should contact your SEPAC representative. Each SEPAC representatives’ email address is available on this website. You may also receive this information from the main office of each school or in the case of parents with out-of-district students, the information can be received by calling the Office of Student Services at 973.535.8000 x 8032. If you have a concern that would only affect your child, please contact the child study team at your school or the principal of your school.