July 8, 2020 SEPAG Meeting

birds eye view of desk with laptop, hands writing notes, a coffee cup and eyeglasses
Minutes taken by Lisa Walter

Zoom meeting: 8:00 pm 7 in attendance Topics discussed included the following:

  • Remote learning:

  • Concerns regarding content management through learning platforms (SeeSaw, Flipgrid)

  • SEPAG Liaisons will meet with J Abramovich regarding concerns and possibly sending a questionnaire to Special Ed/504 parents to elicit information regarding challenges during March-June as well as concerns moving forward with remote learning in some capacity during the 2020-2021 school year.

  • Communications with Special Education Director: concerns regarding delayed responses to questions/concerns sent by various members

  • OPRA request (Open Public Records Act) SEPAG drafting a request for OPRA information regarding expenditures over last five years for legal fees pertaining to Special Education

  • Specifically, under what terms is the legal reserve used?

  • How much of the legal reserve has been used?

  • Special Education self-analysis results: link shared for the results of this self-analysis; everyone is encouraged to read and comment by July 31st; Danielle will read over results and summarize to share with J Abramovich.

  • Discussed broadening the reach of the SEPAG using additional social media platforms (ie Facebook, Twitter, etc.)

  • Discussed the need for a dedicated representation of the SEPAG at all HSA meetings during the next school year

Meeting adjourned: 9:20 pm Next meeting: Later this summer, date/time TBD