Concord Public/Concord-Carlisle Regional

Connecting Parent-Schools-Community


Parent Forum

Regarding Inclusion for Students with Disabilities

In Our Schools

When: Thursday, September 5th from 10:00 – 11:30 am
Where: Conference Room 4, Ripley Building, Meriam Road


The Concord Public Schools and Concord-Carlisle Regional School District together with the Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) want to hear from parents about inclusion in our schools.  We would like to learn from you directly about approaches that have been successful for your child with disabilities, where you think change is needed and gains could be made.

One of the priorities highlighted this year from the District Strategic Plan is the inclusion of students with disabilities and the valuing of all learners.  The district and schools will be creating goals related to ensuring all students feel welcome and valued in our schools.

There are two ways you can help by providing this important feedback.  Firstly, we are holding a parent focus group, jointly hosted by Laurie Hunter and the Special Education Parents Advisory Council (SEPAC).

The focus group attendees will also include Ruth Grube, Director of Student Services, members of the School Committee and also a representative from each building from Pre K through to CCHS.

Secondly, if you are unable to attend or would prefer to share your information confidentially, you can email the SEPAC Co-Presidents Carol Yelle and Shaina Brito at or Superintendent Hunter at



What is SEPAC?

We are parents of special education students who have voluntarily joined together to provide information and support to families of children in special education. We meet regularly with school administrators to give our input on the policies and programs that affect our children.


Mission Statement

The mission of the Concord and Concord-Carlisle Regional School District Special Education Parent Advisory Council is to provide education and information to parents, caregivers, and the broader community on special education issues and services, to establish better understanding of, respect for, and support of special education, and to work with the Concord Public Schools and Concord-Carlisle Regional School District to ensure that students’ needs under Massachusetts Special Education regulations 603 CMR 28.07(04)* and other applicable laws are being met.

*Please refer to our bylaws for wording regarding this regulation


Our Recent Accomplishments

  • SEPAC liaisons at all district schools
  • Workshops that are topical for ALL students and families
  • Parent/Caregiver meet-ups
  • SEPAC representative on all School Advisory Committees
  • Accept the Challenge Program for grades 2 and 3
  • Annual SEPAC Appreciation Awards
  • First Responder Form

How to Get Involved

Attend a social or upcoming event.
Attend a bi-monthly Board Meeting
Like us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter

Upcoming Events


Upcoming Events

  • SEPAC Board Meeting September 26, 2019 at 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
  • "INSPIRE", a Free "INSPIRE" Support Group for Parents/Grandparents October 15, 2019 at 9:30 am – 11:00 am Ripley Building 120 Meriam Rd. Concord, MA "INSPIRE", is a Free Professionally-facilitated Support Group for Parents/Grandparents of Children age 4-9 with a Special Need.  Sessions begin Tuesday, October 15, 9:30-11 AM and continue through November 19. Held at the Ripley Bldg., 120 Meriam Rd., Concord. Learn strategies to feel more emotionally balanced, nurture your identity beyond parenting, cope with and reduce the…
  • SEPAC Board Meeting October 24, 2019 at 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • SEPAC Board Meeting November 21, 2019 at 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
  • SEPAC Board Meeting January 23, 2020 at 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
  • SEPAC Board Meeting February 27, 2020 at 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • SEPAC Board Meeting March 26, 2020 at 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
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