BSEAC LogoWhat is the Belmont Special Education Parent Advisory Council (Belmont SEPAC)?

Belmont SEPAC is a parent advisory council as mandated by Massachusetts state law (Chapter 71B). We are dedicated family members of children with disabilities, who educate each other, who collaborate with school professionals and who exchange ideas and information. We welcome participation from all interested community members.

BSEPAC Awards for ExcellenceBelmont SEPAC Appreciation Awards

The Belmont SEPAC hosts an annual special Appreciation Presentation in conjunction with the Annual Meeting. The 2019 honoree was Mary Jane Weinstein, Assistant Director of Student Services. SEPAC also alected the 2019-2020 slate of officers at the Annual Meeting. 

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What We Do

  • We advocate for a quality education for all students in the Belmont Public Schools, in particular those with special needs.
  • We advise the Belmont school administration and School Committee on special education issues.
  • We assist families to effectively participate in the special education process.
  • We acknowledge school professionals and community members in their efforts to support our children

How We Do It:

  • We provide workshops, presentations, and discussions for families and professionals.
  • We meet regularly with school administrators and the School Committee.
  • We communicate via our newsletter, web site, and list-serve.
  • We host the annual Appreciation Awards in May.
  • We organize an afternoon of games, crafts, and food for children with special needs and their families.
  • We sponsor a support group.
  • We offer a resource library at the Chenery Middle School.


IEP: Important Reminder

  • IEPs must be based on your child’s needs, including all instruction and services necessary to meet your child’s needs
  • IEPs cannot be based on limited services currently available due to COVID-19 health and safety requirements

IEP: Recordatorio Importante

  • El IEP debe basarse en las necesidades de tu hijo(a), incluyendo toda la instrucción y servicios necesarios para satisfacer esas necesidades
  • El IEP no debe basarse sólo en los servicios limitados que están actualmente disponibles durante COVID-19 debido a los requerimientos de salud