Special Education Parent Advisory Group (SEPAG)

Clayton Public Schools Special Education Parent Advisory Group

Clayton SEPAG Mission Statement: The mission of the Clayton Special Education Parent Advisory Group (SEPAG) is to encourage honest and effective communication, understanding, and mutual respect in a supportive partnership inclusive of all students, parents, educators, and the community at large in an effort to ensure the delivery of appropriate services to students with disabilities.


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SEPAG’s role:

  • To provide direct input on the policies, programs, and practices that affect services and supports for students with disabilities.
  • To increase the involvement of families of children with special needs in school activities.
  • To advise on issues that affect the education, health, and safety of students with special needs.


Who should attend a SEPAG meeting?

  • Parents and guardians in the district with a student or students with disabilities.
  • Parents and guardians in the district with a student or students eligible for or receiving services under an IEP or 504 plan.


What happens at a SEPAG meeting?

  • Concerns related to a group of students are shared and discussed.
  • District representatives provide updates related to special services in the school district and at the state and national levels.
  • Parents have adequate time to discuss issues among themselves and plan the agenda for the next meeting.
  • Speakers, other district leaders, and individual staff members may be invited, based upon requests from the SEPAG.


What else can a member of the SEPAG do to advance the mission?

  • Volunteer to be a parent representative regarding issues and concerns raised at your individual school.
  • Remember that SEPAG meetings are not the forum for a discussion about individual students or a child’s IEP. Topics are limited to those with impact on all students or a group of students. Additionally, these meetings are for parents only. It is not appropriate to have your child attend these meetings.
  • SEPAG meetings may prove to be for parents only. There may be times when having children at the meeting would be inappropriate. This is a decision that the SEPAG members can make ahead of time based on the topics that are to be discussed.


Clayton SEPAG meets in the high school media center at 6:00 pm on the following dates: 12/6/18, 1/3/19, 2/7/19, 3/7/19, 4/4/19, 5/2/19, and 6/6/19. If you have any questions about the group, please contact Greg Esposito at 856-881-8704 x 3007 or via email at gesposito@claytonps.org. You can also sign up for the Remind group to receive reminders on meetings and other information by texting @6f8cc6 to 81010.

SEPAG Agendas
SEPAG Minutes