What is a SEPAC?

    The Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) is a district wide organization created by parents to support the emotional, social and academic well-being of children with special needs. We provide information, educational opportunities, resources, and support to families and professionals striving to achieve the maximum benefit for all children in our community.


    The Mission of our SEPAC is to be a positive, solution-oriented group focused on being a resource for parents and guardians of students with special needs. The SEPAC provides a forum for parents, guardians, students and the Verona Special Education Department to share information and discuss matters of interest and concern regarding our children.

    The SEPAC is made up of parents whose children receive special education services from the Verona School District and serves as a liaison between the Special Education Community and the District Special Services.

    Member Roles:

    • Promote a network of parents of children with special needs and provide the forum to share information
    • Promote communication and programs within the community to encourage understanding, acceptance and inclusion
    • Promote collaboration, with the support of Director of Special Service, to empower parents of special education students to become an effective team member in their child’s education through flexibility, collaboration, knowledge and effective communication with other team members

    VERONA C.H.I.L.D. Board Members 

    Co-Presidents: Kristen Donohue and Siobhan Meyer

    Vice President: Susan Nogales

    Treasurer: Dawn Sconzo

    Secretary: Denise Verzella

    Board Members at Large: Fred Tempesta and Michelle O’Neill 


      Click here to visit the Verona C.H.I.L.D website for the most up-to-date events and calendar.