Advisory Council (SEAC)

What does the Special Education Advisory Council (SEAC) do?

  • Represents the interests of district learners with disabilities from birth through age 21.
  • Advises the Special Education Department on parent involvement, current issues, program development and department priorities.
  • Serves as an advocate for high-quality special education programs.
  • Promotes communication among family, school, and community.
  • Acts as an advisor to the Department of Student Support Services on program issues impacting the delivery of Special Education services.
  • Meets approximately four times during the school year. Meetings are held from 9:00-10:30 a.m. at the District Service Center.
  • Members of SEAC are appointed by the special education director via an application process to serve as representatives for a two year term, with the opportunity to reapply for additional terms.
  • To the maximum extent possible, membership shall be representative of the different age groups, disabilities, gender and ethnic diversity reflective of the District’s special education program.

Participation of Parents of Children Receiving Special Education:

Advisory council meetings are open to the public. The meetings will be publicized using ISD 276 District-wide communications.

Reporting: Agendas and minutes of council meetings shall be maintained, by the Special Services Office, in a location that is accessible to all parents. In addition, each year the council will make a report to the School Board concerning the council’s activities.