Welcome to the Concord Public & Concord-Carlisle Special Education Parent Advisory Council!
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 need healthy volunteer participation to continue to support our community. Please consider participating in some way – there are many ways to get involved and something to fit every schedule.
Open Volunteer Positions
School Liaisons-Concord Middle School (Sanborn)
Committee support- Events, Publicity, Communication
Board Member Positions- roles and responsibilities
- Serve as Chief Executive Officer. Ensure that the objectives of the organization are carried out according to the by-laws. Establish times and set agendas for board meetings. Work with the board to address concerns and needs. Attend bi-monthly meetings with the Director of Special Education and Superintendent PTG President Meetings
- Works with and assists the president to facilitate smooth operation of Concord SEPAC. Attend bi-monthly meetings with the Director of Special Education and Superintendent PTG President Meetings. Attends board meetings. Assumes the residency at the end of the president’s term.
- Records and publishes the minutes of all Concord SEPAC meetings, according to Open Meeting Law. Maintains a current file of monthly agendas, minutes and yearly committee reports and by-laws.
- Responsible for accounts payable and accounts receivable. Disburses funds of the organization in accordance with the annual budget and by-laws. Prepares annual budget for the upcoming year. Conducts appropriate and effective fundraising activities to meet the financial needs of the Concord SEPAC.
- Publicity Chair-Open
- Prepares and distributes event announcements and invitations to school and community publications. Initiates new ways to promote Concord SEPAC.
- Event Chair
- Plan, market and coordinate Concord SEPAC events to foster community and education of special education topics.
- Membership Chair
- Establish and implement goals of membership recruitment and retention.
- Coordinates school liaisons.
- Technology Chair
- Maintains Concord SEPAC site.
- Maintains social media sites.
- Creates visual presentations, brochure, and other SEPAC publications.
- Communications Chair
- Creates bi-monthly newsletter
- Creates and manages bi-annual Parent Survey
Non-Board Positions-roles and responsibilities
- School PTG/Parent Liaison
- The role of the SEPAC liaison is to represent the SEPAC at various events, help connect parents to the resources SEPAC offers, stay abreast of school happenings, and share information about their school to the SEPAC Board.
The Liaison will:
- Attend school meetings and events such as PTG meetings, Special Education coffees, informational sessions, back-to-school nights, and other school meetings and events.
- Organize a table and represent SEPAC at back-to-school night for their school
- Listen to any parent concern, suggestion, or question brought to the attention of the liaison and then bring that information to the SEPAC board always keeping the source of that information confidential
- Attend SEPAC meetings when possible and update the board on an as-needed basis.
Other volunteer positions:
- Events Committee-assist the Event Chair in organizing SEPAC sponsored events. Duties may include but not limited to:
- Reserving space
- Organizing refreshments
- Set up and break down of event
- Publicity Committee– assist the Publicity Chair with publicizing events and meetings and help with the composition of press releases.
- Fundraising Committee-assist Fundraising Chair in organizing fundraising events
- Newsletter-contribute current and relevant special education information for the monthly newsletter that is distributed to SEPAC parents/guardians and SEPAC members.
Please contact us if you are interested in volunteering. There are many rewarding volunteer opportunities where we can utilize your interests and skills.