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SEPAC at Brown

Does your child have an IEP or 504 plan?  Are you interested in getting support services for your child?  Then you need to know about the Newton Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) at

We are a volunteer organization of parents of children with special needs from preschool through high school.  We run an online forum where parents can ask each other about special education programs, issues, policies and resources both within and outside of the public school system. We work directly with the school administration regarding our childrens’ special education through our school liaisons, meetings with the Assistant Superintendent of Student Services and by attending Newton School Committee meetings.

We hold monthly board meetings that are open to all parents whose dates and Zoom links are listed on our website under the “Meetings” tab. In the meantime, you can join our “Newton SEPAC” Google Group by clicking on the link on our website. On this online forum, you can post any questions or concerns about anything related to your child with special needs. We also use this group to publicize local/online presentations and conferences as well as DESE policy updates.


Other ways to contact the SEPAC: mail:  Facebook: Newton Special Education Parents – SEPAC

Next SEPAC Open Board Meeting: Tuesday September 21 at 7:00pm

Find the Meeting Agenda and Zoom link on under the Meetings tab

From Kim Gallaugher, SEPAC Liaison for Brown: I also host monthly Zoom sessions for parents. This is an opportunity for parents whose children are receiving special education services at Brown to share their experiences and concerns. You can also contact me directly for more information about the SEPAC or with any questions or concerns about your child: Kim Gallaugher – or cell 857-800-3644

First Brown Parent Zoom meeting:  Thursday September 23 at 7:30pm

Time: Sep 23, 2021 07:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Recorded: Welcome Message from Superintendent David Fleishman

Please watch the Superintendent Welcome.

Dear NPS Families,

I am excited to welcome you and your students back to school on Thursday, September 9. Please take a moment to view my video welcome message as we finish preparing for opening day.
I look forward to seeing you in person this year and wish your family a terrific school year.


David Fleishman
Superintendent of Schools