• SEPAC (Special Education Parent Advisory Committee)

    New Jersey Administrative Code 6A:14-­]1.2(h) states that: Each board of education shall ensure that a special education parent advisory group is in place in the district to provide input to the district on issues concerning students with disabilities. 
    More information can be found on the SEPAC website at somsepac.org 

    South Orange/Maplewood Special Education Parent Advisory Committee (SEPAC)

    Families of student(s) with learning needs or students eligible for or receiving services under an IEP or 504 plan are encouraged to attend SEPAC Meetings.

    2015-16 Meeting Dates (Tuesdays): 10/6, 11/17, 1/28, 3/15 & 5/9

    Meetings are held at 7:30pm in the general meeting room at the Board of Education Administrative building 525 Academy Street Maplewood.

    SEPAC’s mission and supporting activities are:


    United with the district and its commitment to excellence for all our children, SOMA SEPAC will work for the understanding of, respect for, and support of Students With Special Needs who receive special education services in the South Orange-Maplewood School District. To that end, SOMA SEPAC will:

    -Provide a forum to share and discuss matters and interest for Parents of Students With Special Needs
    -Provide direct input to the BOE and district administration on policies, programs and practices that impact support for students with special needs and their parents 
    -Advocate for the continual improvement of the district’s special education programs 

    2015-16 Special Ed Liaisons 

    Each school has a volunteer special education parent liaison. They should be families’ first point of contact. They can provide support and offer advice for those new to the process, struggling with school related IEP/504 issues. As parent volunteers, liaisons cannot answer for the District.  Rather, they can share their experiences, make suggestions, and connect parents/caregivers with other contacts and resources.

    Clinton School Katie Rumley kjrumley@gmail.com

    Marshall School John Sarantakis john.sarantakis@gmail.com   Bernie Hackler bhackler@me.com  Muriel Liberto mimiliberto@gmail.com


    Jefferson School Elisabeth Kravitz ptwlizk@gmail.com 


    Seth Boyden School Kristin O'Connor Kristin_m_oconnor@yahoo.com 


    South Mountain School Jocelyn Ryan jocelyncleary@gmail.com  Jennie Tinkelman Jennie.tinkelman@gmail.com 


    Tuscan School Holly Evans holev@aol.com 

    Maplewood Middle Rebekah Novemsky bektom@aol.com 

    South Orange Middle Wendy Lazrus glotzer4@verizon.net


    Columbia High School Erin Siders esiders@aol.com

    Montrose - VACANCY

    Out of District - VACANCY


    BOE General Meeting Room, 525 Academy Street, Maplewood, 7:30 PM

    Click here for meeting minutes