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Medford Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC)

“Where Everyone Belongs”

Mission and Purpose

The SEPAC’s purpose is to fulfill the directive stated in Chapter 71B of the Massachusetts General Laws which requires a school district to establish a PAC and assigns both an advisory and a participatory function to the PAC.

In meeting this requirement, the mission of the Medford Special Education Parent Advisory Council is to:

  • Advise the District on matters that pertain to the education and safety of students with disabilities by seeking input from the Special Education parent members;
  • Meet regularly with school officials;
  • Participate in the planning, development, and evaluation of the school district’s special education program;
  • Participate in planning workshops and activities, as prioritized by the SEPAC Board.


 Tonya Sullivan, Co-Chair – – 617-966-8495

Alex Lauric, Co-Chair –

Anne Herzog, Secretary,

Jameel Webb-Davis, Treasurer,

The Medford SEPAC is always looking for parents / guardians of children with special needs (and other interested parties) to be a part of our community. If you would like to learn more about how to get involved with the Medford SEPAC please email Tonya Sullivan

SEPAC Events

Events topics subject to change – Please check online at  

Connect with SEPAC

The Medford SEPAC can be found on Facebook, our website, and our listserv discussion group. A great first step is to like us on Facebook so you can keep up to date with special education in Medford, meet other parents, ask questions, share information, and learn about local and statewide events. We look forward to hearing from you!


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Join our Email List

To sign up to receive emails as well as Medford Public School’s special education event information online, email Medford SEPAC.

Problem Resolution

Have a question? Where do you start? We find many parents don’t know the answer (even those who seem very experienced in special education). You will find that most parent concerns can be addressed with your child’s classroom teacher and your IEP team.

Our goals are to 1) Educate parents on the “problem resolution process” that exists in the school, 2) Connect parents with school staff that they may not otherwise know to be a resource, and 3) Work to resolve parent concerns at the lowest level of the school organization as possible. If you have questions, contact your school’s Education Team Leader (ETL).