Special Ed Advisory Council

What is SEAC

A Special Education Advisory Council-SEAC-provides input on special education issues to its local school district. Minnesota law requires each school district in the state to have a special education advisory council (SEAC). The purpose is to advise the school district on policy, and advocate on behalf of district students with special education needs.

Mission Statement
To provide an effective and inclusive educational experience for learners, staff and families in an atmosphere where differences are accepted, valued, and supported by the larger education system and its community partners.

Meetings (pdf documents)

March 25, 2014 Meeting Notes
November 4, 2013
May 15, 2013
April 4, 2012
October 18, 2011
February 17, 2011
Monday October 11, 2010
October 27, 2009 and February 25, 2010 Meetings
October 8, 2008 Meeting Minutes
February 26, 2008 Meeting Minutes
October 24, 2007 Meeting Minutes
December 5, 2007 Meeting Minutes

SEAC Strategies

We will support special education students, families and staff through efforts that

  1. Enhance programs and services.
  2. Increase parent involvement.
  3. Advise the Special Education Department
  4. Promote awareness amongst the community at large and the school community
  5. Facilitate communication between parents, staff and community.
  6. Coordinate family support resource awareness.

Operating Procedures

  1. Meeting notes will be available through the district's website or by contacting the district secretary, Kim Lannier, at 612.706.1000 within two weeks following the meeting
  2. Meeting agendas will be prepared at least one-week prior to the meeting date and will be available through the district's website or by contacting the district secretary
  3. The special education coordinator/director will serve as an information source to all stakeholders regarding special education programs/policies
  4. Recommendations from the Council will be recorded, kept on file with the coordinator and presented to the appropriate source (i.e. administration, School Board, teaching staff, and/or committees via the coordinator/director