• Join CWC SEPAG (Special Education Parent Advisory Group) January 24th from 7-8pm in the JCHS Library to help plan the February "Meet and Sweet" networking/intro to the SEPAG event.

    In addition to the planning of the social event, the suggested agenda will include discussions of:

    - Tentative dates and topics for the rest of this academic year's meetings

    - Whether to make the meeting dates flexible to accommodate more families

    - Opportunity to host a Health Advocacy workshop this spring for West Essex area school districts and beyond

     We look forward to seeing you all Thursday!  

    SAVE THE DATE for our next SEPAG event February 7th - "Meet and Sweet" in the JCHS Library @ 7pm

    *Remember the SEPAG is a community organization for ALL Caldwell-West Caldwell families of children with extra needs. A child does not have to have an in-district placement for families to be a part of this group.  Families include parents, grandparents, guardians, or anyone else caring for a child(ren) in the C-WC school district.

  • Special Education Parent Advisory Group (SEPAG)
     
    What is a 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.
     
    The state of New Jersey, in the New Jersey Administrative Code 6A: 13-1.2(h), mandates that all public school districts have a SEPAG: "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."
     
    The regulation allows parents and school district leaders to create and run an advisory group that meets local needs. SEPAG requirements open the door to collaboration that can make a difference. A SEPAG should be structured to benefit all students with disabilities, not just a single group of students, or a single issue. The more inclusive a SEPAG is, the more opportunities there are to achieve positive outcomes.
     
    Please visit the Caldwell-West Caldwell SEPAG web page by clicking here
    *Please note this is not a district run page, but a resource run by parents.