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Thursday, November 1, 2012

Get Involved With SNAC!

SNAC, the Special Needs Advisory Council, is a group of parents, school district personnel, and professionals working to improve the EC (Exceptional Children, aka, special education) program in Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools. The purpose of the group is to influence CHCCS district policy on issues that are relevant to EC students of all ages, from pre-K through high school. To quote from the SNAC website, "If your child currently has (or recently had) an IEP or 504 plan, or is medically fragile, then it is in your interest to get involved with SNAC".

Each school ideally has 2 SNAC representatives, whose role includes being a liaison between the SNAC group as a whole and their school principal. There are currently openings at several schools for SNAC reps, and this is the ideal time to become involved, while Superintendent Dr. Forcella and the school district is working on the new long range plan through the Greenhouse Project. They are particularly hoping to find parents of students with 504 plans or those who receive EC services in a mainstream classroom (although any interested parent would be welcomed). If you have ever wanted to make a positive change in your child's education, consider joining SNAC!

All parents are welcome and encouraged to attend SNAC meetings, whether or not they are official reps. Parents are invited to attend a SNAC meeting to get a feel for the organization and to visit the SNAC website, which has great information, not only about the council, but also general information about special education for parents. The EC Parent Handbook is a particularly valuable resource, and it is available for free download in English or Spanish. For more about SNAC, read this post on the ASNCOC Yahoo group.

Please mark your calenders to attend the next SNAC meeting:

Thursday, November 15th
7:45 - 9:00am
Carolina Center for Educational Excellence (CCEE) at Smith Middle School
9201 Seawell School Road
Chapel Hill

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