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A Message from the Superintendent

Dear Families:
As you saw, a COVID-19 Task Force is forming to begin planning for the fall of 2020.  There will be a formal group as well as working groups and forum opportunities for parents to participate.  If you would like to get directly involved, please complete the survey below and you will be contacted.  Thank you for your interest during these complicated times!
Complete this survey to indicate interest:

May Newsletter

We hope this month’s SEPAC Newsletter finds you and your families heathy and safe. In this brief newsletter, we wanted to take the opportunity to share some timely information that we hope you will find helpful. The SEPAC is here to support you. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

Superintendent Virtual Coffee Recording

A recording of the Friday, March 20, 2020 Virtual Superintendent’s Coffee is posted. 185 people attended the Zoom virtual coffee. Dr. Hunter will hold these sessions weekly.

CMS Building Project Public Forum — February 27, 7:00  

Share your voice in the design process of Concord’s future middle school building!   

The CMS Building Committee will host its next Public Forum on Thursday, February 27 at 7:00pm in the Peabody Forum.  Representatives from the Building Committee and design team SMMA|EwingCole will share highlights of recent site visits, present an overview of the educational visioning and programming work completed to-date, describe next steps, collect further feedback on vision and direction, and answer questions.

The middle school building project is currently in the Feasibility Study phase, which will last through the end of February and lead into the Schematic Design phase as of March.  The Building Committee plans to narrow down design concepts by spring and bring the project to a Special Town Meeting for funding approval this fall. This Public Forum is the best opportunity for residents to share thoughts on elements and attributes of the building design early in the process.

For questions, or to share input if you are unable to attend the Forum, please email the Middle School Building Committee at

What: A Chance to Share your Input in the Design of Concord’s New Middle School Building  

When: Thursday, February 27, 7:00pm  

Where: Concord Middle School Peabody Building, in “The Forum” 

Let’s Build An Inclusive Middle School

A Special Board Meeting of the Concord Public Schools and Concord-Carlisle Regional School District Special Education Parent Advisory Council has been convened to ensure parents can provide input at this critical stage in the planning process. 

Please join us to learn about the new middle school. You will have the opportunity to give input on what special education students need and have your questions answered.  SMMA, the architects and project managers, will present an overview of the project and Superintendent Laurie Hunter and Ruth Grube, Director of Student Services, will be present to hear from the SEPAC community.

When: Thursday 30th January from 1:30 – 3:00 pm

Where: Conference Room 4, Ripley Building, Meriam Road

If you have any questions or would like to give us your input; please email us at

CMS Building Project Forum

On Tuesday, January 14, 2020 in the Sanborn Middle School the Concord Middle School Building Committee is hosting a community forum for parents and community members to ask questions, give feedback, and input during this crucial planning phase of the project.

What do you envision for the new middle school? What building challenges have there been in your child’s education that you would like addressed in the new building? Your voice and experiences are important. Let the Building Committee know what your student needs to help them find success in middle school.

Happy 2020!

Happy New Year and welcome back. We hope you had a wonderful holiday. Upcoming this month: On January 16th at 9:30 am we will have a presentation by Myrto Flessas, a mediator from the Bureau of Special Education Appeals, on the mediation process. Our next board meeting is on January 23rd at 12:30 pm. We have a lot of information to share with you that day so please join us.

November 2019 Newsletter

Happy November!
This month’s SEPAC newsletter:
  • 10 questions… with Ruth Grube our new Director of Student Services – You have to see what she says when asked about a fun fact about her. Impressive.
  • CMS Building Committee update
  • And some great upcoming events including Breaking Down Inclusion, Building Up Students a presentation by Elise Wulff, from Aspire MGH
Please feel free to share.
Enjoy your Thanksgiving Holiday!

November SEPAC Board Meeting

Please join us for our November Board Meeting. You can find the current agenda and also archived agendas and minutes by clicking on the About SEPAC tab on our website.

Basic Rights: Evaluations and Eligibility

The event will provide you with a comprehensive introduction to special education laws and procedures.

When:   Wednesday, 6th November,  7:00 – 9:00 pm
Where:  Learning Commons, Concord-Carlisle High School, 500 Walden Street
Presented by: Clare Vann, Federation for Children with Special Needs

For planning purposes, please RSVP to

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