Special Education Parent/Teacher Organization (SEPTO)

SEPTO Supports Students with Special Needs

students getting temporary tattoos at fun fair
The Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES Special Education Parent Teacher Organization (SEPTO) is composed of parents and staff from the BOCES 2 community. This group of dedicated individuals works to promote the social and learning development of students with special needs, and to support parents/guardians to raise children to their fullest potential. Volunteer community groups, such as the West Central Kiwanis and the Greece Rotary, also help to form the backbone of this organization. In addition, students from WEMOCO Career and Technical Education Center and the BOCES 2 Exceptional Children classes often volunteer to prepare for and run SEPTO events.

Throughout the year, SEPTO helps organize several social events such as Breakfast with Santa, Lunch with Santa, the Moving On ceremony, Spring Fun Fair and the Dinner Dance. SEPTO strives to engage with parent-teacher organizations in our component districts to broaden the array of social and learning opportunities for students. SEPTO also provides educational services through parent workshops and coffee hours.

To help support our staff, SEPTO has a staff and support staff scholarship, a staff appreciation buffet, and a stipend from the fundraiser for each class. To address our concerns in Albany, we are affiliated with the national PTA.

SEPTO also has a Facebook page at www.facebook.com/BOCES2SEPTO to further inform our membership and community of upcoming events.

Please consider joining your SEPTO today to help provide a fun and informative future for your child.

For more information contact Colleen Dox-Griffith at (585) 617-2393 or [email protected]

SEPTO Meetings

All meetings are scheduled via Zoom or in-person, 4 – 5 p.m. at Dept. for Exceptional Children, Rochester Tech Park, 160 Wallace Way, Building 9, RTP EC Conference Room 270

Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021
Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021
Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021
Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022
Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022
Tuesday, March 8, 2022
Tuesday, April 12, 2022
Tuesday, May 10, 2022
End of Year Meeting – June

For information or questions, please contact:
Colleen Dox-Griffith, SEPTO President, at 617-2393 [email protected] 
OR
Tanya Frank, SEPTO Secretary, at 617-2447
[email protected] 

Join SEPTO in 2021-22

For information or questions on meetings, please contact: Colleen Dox-Griffith, SEPTO President, at 617-2393 [email protected] OR Tanya Frank, SEPTO Secretary, at 617-2447 [email protected]

Make more smiles-Join SEPTO. Photo of smiling girl at Fun Fair