Staff Special Education Parent Advisory Committee (SSEPAC)

The Santa Barbara Unified School District encourages parents of students with unique needs to partner with the district to enhance district-wide special education programs. In 2009, the district created the Staff Special Education Parent Advisory Committee (SSEPAC).

The purpose of SSEPAC is to share information between the district’s special education department and parent representatives from each school site; to create a forum for parent representatives in order to provide input regarding special education policies and procedures; to provide an opportunity for parent representatives from each school site to collaborate; and to establish communication between parents, school sites, and district administration.

The principals recommend parents from each site to participate on SSEPAC. In addition to parent representatives, district special education leadership, principals, and board members participate in the meetings. Parents, teachers, and support staff are welcome to attend. SSEPAC meetings for the 2021/2022 school year will be held via zoom until further notice. If you would like to attend a meeting, please contact the special education department for information.

2021/2022 District SSEPAC Meeting Dates:

Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Wednesday, February 23, 2022
Wednesday, April 27, 2022


SSEPAC Leadership
Chair: Dena Davis

SSEPAC Support
Recorder: District Special Education Secretary

District Representatives
Assistant Superintendent for Student Services
Special Education Director
Special Education Program Facilitators
Board Members

Support Staff
Service Providers