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BDFB - Special Education Parent Advisory Council

Policy BDFB

Adopted: April 25, 2024


The Hopkinton Public School’s Mission is to ensure equitable access for all students to academically challenging curricula in a community that supports social-emotional learning, ultimately guiding young adults to create their own pathways, engage in citizenship, and foster respect for self and others.

It is the general goal of the District to foster relationships with parents/guardians, which encourage cooperation between the home and school in establishing and achieving common educational goals for students. 

The School Committee shall establish a parent advisory council on special education. Membership shall be offered to all parents/guardians of children with disabilities and other interested parties. The parent advisory council duties shall include but not be limited to: advising the school committee on matters that pertain to the education and safety of students with disabilities; meeting regularly with school officials to participate in the planning, development, and evaluation of the District’s special education programs. The parent advisory council shall establish by-laws regarding officers and operational procedures. In the course of its duties under this policy, the parent advisory council shall receive assistance from the school committee without charge, upon reasonable notice, and subject to the availability of staff and resources. 

The SEPAC, the School Committee, and the administration will work together in accordance with Procedure BDFB-PRC1.


First Reading: April 13, 2023


Second Reading: April 27, 2023


Third Reading: May 11, 2023


Fourth Reading: April 25, 2024


Legal Reference: M.G.L: 71B:3 


Cross Reference:


Procedure: BDFB-PRC1 - Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) 

School Committee Policies