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(Updated 10/24/2018)

November SNAC Meeting: Tuesday, November 13

8:30 to 10:00 am 
Chapel Hill Public Library, Meeting Room C 

Please join us for our November SNAC meeting at the Chapel Hill Public Library. Lessley Saenz-Mader, Executive Director, Exceptional Children (EC) and System of Care (SOC) will share district updates and will continue the overview of our EC & SOC Resources including Secondary Transition and Behavior Support. Bring a friend and spread the word. Everyone is welcome! 

Can’t attend in person? Join our meeting via FaceBook Live via our SNAC Facebook page.

Parent Volunteers Needed

SNAC was created and is sustained by parent volunteers. If you are interested in becoming more involved with SNAC, there are leadership positions as well as parent representative positions open for this school year and for the 19/20 school year. 

The EC  Vocational Education Working Group: is looking to repopulate committee members and expand the scope of work to include all Middle and High School EC students in all core courses of study:  Future Ready, Future Ready- OCS, and Adapted Curriculum. As you probably know, when a student turns 14 years old a formal Transition Plan is developed and becomes a working document within the IEP process.  It gradually assumes priority over the IEP goals as you get closer to exiting high school.  It's never too early to start to learn about the transition choices and how they can impact your student before you exit high school.  Our working group has proudly worked with the district for over five years and has helped create the former PATHSS program - Project Achieve for Transitioning High School Students which is now under the Triangle Ready Agency Collaborative (TRAC)  program.  Both of these programs currently serve OCS and AC students.  If you are interested in working on this transitions committee please contact:  Adela Van Name, 

SNAC Parent Representatives:

We are in need of SNAC Parent Representatives at a number of elementary schools. Ideally, we would like to have two SNAC Representatives at each school. The following schools currently do not have any SNAC Reps for the upcoming school year: Estes Hills Elementary and Glenwood Elementary. 

The following schools currently have one SNAC Rep for the upcoming school year: Carrboro Elementary, Ephesus Elementary, Frank Porter Graham, Culbreth Middle, McDougle Middle. 

Being a parent rep is a wonderful way to get involved with your child's school and the CHCCS Exceptional Children's Program. It is not a huge time commitment

If you are interested, please check out the Get Involved section of the website or email 

SNAC Leadership Positions:

Communications Chair/Liaison:
The communications chair will serve as point person for web postings, Connect Ed messages, and group emails to distribute announcements and related attachments to the Council prior to meetings.

Vice Chair:
Our Bylaws allow up to two Vice Chair positions. We would like to add another Vice Chair Role this year. The SNAC Vice Chair works with the SNAC Chair and CHCCS Staff to develop the annual meeting calendar & topics, serves as a resource to parents and SNAC parent reps, works with SNAC Chair to develop annual mid-year and year-end report, and attends monthly SNAC meetings.

Adapted Curriculum Parent Group

If you are needing support as a parent of an adapted curriculum student, please join a coffee group that meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 9:00 am at The Root Cellar/750 MLK Jr./Chapel Hill.  For information you can contact: Marisa Kathard ( or Terri Campbell ( You can also request to join the Adapted Curriculum FaceBook Group: Adapted Curriculum Parent Group