Sp Ed Parent Advisory Group (SEPAG)

Special Education Parent Advisory Group (SEPAG)

President:  Mr. Robert Holzapfel
[email protected]

The purpose of the Highland Park Schools 
Special Education Parent Advisory Group (SEPAG) is to:

- Advocate for high-quality special education programs and services.
- Advise the school district regarding special education issues.
- Assist the Director of Education Services in identifying needs.
- Encourage and facilitate communication and mutual support among family, school and community.

SEPAG functions similarly to a PTA/O and provides supports and services to parents of special education children within all four schools in the Highland Park School District as well as those in out of district schools. The main focus of SEPAG is to help involve parents in their child’s educational experience and provide peer assistance to questions and concerns. Another objective of SEPAG is to host free monthly workshops on a variety of topics relating to the child with special needs. SEPAG functions as an information network of parents and guardians sharing information, experiences, and resources in a warm and supportive atmosphere.

A critical function of the council is to develop working relationships and to create open lines of communication with the school administrators and the Highland Park Board of Education.

SEPAG members include parents of children with special needs, community members, students and staff members. SEPAG will meet intermittently throughout the school year in the evenings. Meetings are open to parents and community members.