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Special Education Advisory Council (SEAC)

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 SEAC member 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 email.

SEAC Meeting May 18 & 19

The Washington state Special Education Advisory Council (SEAC) will be conducting their final meeting of the 20-21 school year on May 18-19, 8:30am-1pm. The meeting is open to members of the public who have an interest in Washington special education services.

To participate, you must register in advance for each meeting. Here are the links to registration: May 18 from 8:30am to 1pm and May 19 from 8:30am to 1pm. During registration, you may request an interpreter, please signify the language (ASL, Spanish, etc.). We will try our best to accomodate. Registration will close on Thursday, May 13, three business days prior to the meeting. Public comment will be heard at noon on May 18, and you will be allowed to participate via the Q&A box. If you would rather email your comments, send to OSPI Special Education email address with "SEAC public comment" in the subject line and it will be read during the designated time. If you email your public comment, it must be received no later than Friday, May 14. Any Comments received after the deadline will be read at the next scheduled SEAC meeting in August 2021.

SEAC Community Forum - Defining Inclusion

The SEAC Community Forum is scheduled for Tuesday, May 18, begining at 5:30pm. The public will have the opportunity to meet with SEAC members and have a robust discussion about defining inclusion. You must register in advance to participate in the forum. Here is the link to the registration: May 18 from 5:30-7pm. During the registration, you will be able to request an interpreter, if needed. We will try our best to accommodate. Registration will close at close of business Thursday, May 13, three business days prior to the meeting.

SEAC Recommendations & Positions

Meeting Agendas & Minutes

*Copies of annual reports may also be obtained by calling OSPI Special Education.

Annual Reports