March 6, 2020 Meeting

Caldwell/West Caldwell SEPAG Meeting

March 6, 2020

James Caldwell High School Library


Meeting began at 7:00 pm

Approximately 6 in attendance.


  1. Review of procedures and ground rules
  2. Self-introductions of all in attendance
  3. Chris and Danielle, our SEPAG liaisons with Ms. Abramovich, have a meeting scheduled for March 9th.  Topics to discuss include the following:
    • Aides:  broad discussion regarding training, hiring, expectations, etc.
    • Analysis results
    • Inclusion of out of district students in school activities
    • BCBAs:  broad discussion to gain understanding/information including how many are currently working in district, how involved are they…what are their specific responsibilities/duties
    • HIB:  special education students are at increased risk
    • What is the protocol for HIB situations involving special education students?
      • details regarding inclusion classes at all elementary schools

Meeting discussion included the following topics:

  • Best Buddies program:  trying to find out information to begin a pilot program at Washington School.  Some difficulties in contacting/corresponding with Best Buddies contacts
  • Lock down procedures: 
    • assisting/accommodating students with special needs
    • Individualized Emergency Lockdown Plan
      • Include specified procedures/plans for lockdowns/firedrills in IEPs
    • “Crisis binder/kit”:  include squeeze ball, etc. include needs specified in 504 plan
  • SEPAG:  send new members a link to the powerpoint from SPAN Basic Rights presentation
  • 504 information should be added to web site
  • Action item:
    • Look over special ed page on district web site
    • Include resources including the following:
      • Office of Civil Rights (

Meeting adjourned:  approx. 8:30