- August 16, 2019 South Puget Sound Community College, Lacey Campus
- October 9–10, 2019, location TBD
- February 12–13, 2019, Eatonville location TBD
- May 13–14, 2019, Medical Lake location TBD
Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC)
- SEAC Statement on Federal and State Funding
- SEAC Position on SB 5395
- SEAC Position on Language Access
The Washington State Special Education Advisory Council (SEAC) is established through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) to advise the State Superintendent on matters pertaining to the provision of special education and related services. WAC 392-172A-07060 provides additional information on the establishment and purpose of the SEAC.
The SEAC consists of members appointed by the Superintendent of Public Instruction who are committed to quality education for children with disabilities. The council consists of individuals from across the state in many areas of expertise and interest. The SEAC members focus on statewide issues impacting special education. The SEAC believes that all students with disabilities have the right to a free and appropriate public education in a safe environment that is conducive to learning.
If you are interested in being considered a member of the SEAC, please complete an application and mail it along with a current resume' to OSPI - Special Education, SEAC Executive Assistant, PO Box 47200, Olympia, WA 98504-7200 or email it to SEAC@k12.wa.us.
The SEAC invites parents of students qualified for special education, special education directors, superintendents, principals, teachers, paraeducators, and the community to attend an informational reception which will be scheduled for the evening before the SEAC two-day meetings. (See schedule below.) The SEAC is hosting these community events to provide information about the SEAC's role in the state and schools.
The SEAC conducts three two-day public meetings throughout the school year. The meetings begin at 8:30a.m. adjourning at 4:30p.m., with public comment beginning at 2:30p.m. Public comment will be amended and the meeting will continue with the next agenda item if there are no members of the public in attendance who would like to comment. Parties interested in providing public comment may contact the SEAC Executive Assistant at 360-725-6075 or by email at SEAC@k12.wa.us no later than three business days before the event. SEAC Bylaws Article VII, Section 5-Public Participation
Accommodations at the SEAC meetings for Persons with Disabilities
To arrange accommodations for persons with disabilities, please contact the SEAC Executive Assistant at 360-725-6075, TTY 360-664-3631 or by email, SEAC@k12.wa.us no later than three business days before this event. Please note that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) does not require OSPI to take any action that would fundamentally alter the nature of its programs or services, or impose an undue financial or administrative burden.
If you have questions, feel free to contact SEAC@k12.wa.us or call 360-725-6075.
Past Meeting Agendas and Minutes
*Copies of annual reports may also be obtained by calling OSPI Special Education at 360-725-6075, TTY 360-664-3631.