Department of Special Services SNAC

  • SNAC (Special Needs Advisory Council) is Nantucket's Parent Advisory Council (PAC) for parents and interested parties focused on the needs of special education students. The PAC helps guide special education services provided to all eligible students in a school system.  In Massachusetts, each school system is required by state law to have a PAC, whose purpose is to allow parents of students with disabilities the opportunity to talk about common areas of interest and to advise the school committee and Director of Special Education about the education and well-being of students with disabilities.

    SNAC is an organization of families, teachers, and community members which supports and promotes the quality of education for students with diverse learning needs and challenges.

    For further information about SNAC or the parent support group-Uncommon Parents, please call: Michele Boebert, Director of Special Services, (508) 228-7285 ext. 1355, or SNAC Chairperson, Laura Steele,

    All meetings are open to the public. For the 2019/2020 academic year, the meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month from 6:00 - 7:00 pm in the NHS Conference Room. No meetings will be held during April, possibly December or the summer.  Immediately following the SNAC meeting is a parent support group, Uncommon Parents, which meets in the same space from 7:15-8:30 pm. 

    Please refer to the bylaws of SNAC

     SNAC Bylaws