Special Education Parent Teacher Association (SEPTA) Chartering Meeting is Nov. 2

Zoom Meeting Set or 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 2

Dear Families,

Niskayuna Central School District is proud to announce the chartering of a Special Education Parent Teacher Association (SEPTA). Our pre-charter meeting will be held virtually on Monday, November 2nd at 7PM. The meeting will be moderated by the NYS PTA Regional Director, Geri Lehane. Geri will answer questions and facilitate the formation of both a bylaws and nominating committee. These committees are composed of 3-5 individuals, so please be sure to complete the survey if you’re interested in serving on one.

We are hopeful that interested families, students, faculty and staff, administrators, and community members will attend. Last February, we were able to hold an initial meeting where we discussed the possibility of being chartered before the 2019-2020 school year ended. While COVID-19 prevented this, it did not stop the interest and planning.

SEPTA will hold regular meetings during the school year, and partner with existing PTA’s/PTO’s. The primary importance is to promote increased inclusivity and to advance the district’s equity mission. SEPTA is intended to increase awareness and disseminate information. We will also host speakers and provide families with a community of shared experiences.

SEPTA membership is not exclusive to families or students with experience receiving special education services. It is our hope that our membership will include anyone with an interest in the special education system and population.

Please direct any questions or comments to our Director of Secondary Education, Jessie Richards, at jrichards@niskyschools.org, or to parent Barb Graber at bgraber1@nycap.rr.com.

We look forward to this new venture, which we believe will benefit the entire district.

Jessie Richards
Barb Graber

New York State PTA is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.


Niskayuna SEPTA Pre-Charter meeting.


Nov 2, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 983 4576 8117
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