The Newton Parent Advisory Council (NewtonPAC) for Special Education serves as a liaison between parents of students with special needs and school district administrators.  As mandated by Massachusetts law, we provide feedback to the district on special education programs and policies, and participate in their planning and development.

Newton offers information to the community on a range of disabilities, resources, remediation approaches, and education issues.  Topics presented at our monthly meetings include parents’ rights under special education laws and regulations, effective collaboration with teachers and administrators, and strategies for parenting and teaching children with disabilities. Meetings are open to all parents, teachers, specialists, and others with an interest in education.

Newton also runs the NewtonPAC online discussion group as a forum for parents to exchange information and share suggestions for community resources.  For more information, contact us at or visit:

If you have questions regarding the process or Special Education at Peirce, please contact Mark Chitty at: