Partnership with Parents Through Our Verona SEPAC

by Frank Mauriello, Director of Special Services

Community and school support working together are critical in meeting the needs of our students. The Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC), also known as Verona C.H.I.L.D (Children Having Individual Learning Differences), is a district-wide organization created by parents to support the emotional, social, and academic well-being of children with special needs. We provide information, educational opportunities, resources, and support to families and professionals striving to achieve the maximum benefit for all children in our community. The mission of our SEPAC is to be a positive, solution-oriented group focused on being a resource for parents and guardians of students with special needs.

The SEPAC provides a forum for parents, guardians, students and the Verona Special Education Department to share information and discuss matters of interest and concern regarding our children. The SEPAC is made up of parents whose children receive special education services from the Verona Public Schools and serves as a liaison between the special education community and the Department of Special Services.

If you would like to learn more about our SEPAC, please visit us on our district website under Special Services. We look forward to your participation, so that we may be able to carry out the positive mission that Verona C.H.I.L.D. has established for our community.

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