Chandler Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC)

Meeting Minutes



The regular meeting of the Chandler Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) was called to order at 7pm on 6-26-2019 in Chandler, AZ at the Panera Bread Ocotillo/Arizona by Erica Chaney and Kristen Plamondon.


Erica Chaney, Kristen Plamondon, Amanda Rivas, and Kara Swierz

Approval of Agenda

The agenda was unanimously approved as distributed.

  1. Update Name
  2. Develop: Mission, Value, and Goals
  3. Appoint Positions and Roles

Approval of Minutes

The minutes of the previous meeting were unanimously approved as distributed.

Open Issues

  1. New Name:  Chandler Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC)
  2. Mission Statement and Vision were outlined:  See attached sheet for details.  
  3. Goals were outlined:  
    1. Each member present tonight will write a goal to reflect the four Values below:
      1. Consistency
      2. Security
      3. Equity
      4. Community
  4. Reviewed and Brainstormed Member Positions/Roles:
    1. The Following Positions were established:
      1. Kristen Plamondon: Co-President
      2. Erica Chaney: Co-President
      3. Mandy Rivas: Secretary
      4. Kara Swierz: Secretary and Follow-up Coordinator (NAG)
    2. The Following were Potential Considerations: 
      1. (Kristen is to reach out to the following to agree to positions)
        1. Cindy Roloff:  Media Relations
        2. Anna and Kevin Morris: Treasurer or other potential position?
        3. Lisa Montez: Family Support Specialist
        4. Dena Berg: Professional Advisor
        5. Christina Nguyen: Board Liaison
        6. Dana and Randy Groom:  To be considered?

New Business

  1. Reviewed needs:
    1. Website
    2. Letterhead
    3. Common emails
  2. Prepare for Round Table Study Session
  3. Design/Logo

Agenda for Next Meeting

  1. Roles for all Members established and agreed upon.
  2. Agree on Logo/design
  3. Four Goals Established
  4. Picture and Bio for each Member sent to Erica
  5. Erica’s Husband able to develop Website when provided with Content


Meeting was adjourned at 8:30 by Erica Chaney and Kristen Plamondon. The next general meeting will be at 7pm on TBA, in Panera Bread Ocotillo/Arizona.

Minutes submitted by: Kara Swierz
Approved by: Mandy Rivas