Special Education Advisory Council (SEAC)
The Washington State Special Education Advisory Council (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.
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. The SEAC consists of members appointed by the Superintendent of Public Instruction.
Upcoming SEAC Meeting
When: May 24–25, 2022, 8:30 am–3 pm (PST).
The May 24-25 SEAC Meeting registration is required to attend this meeting. During the registration process, an opportunity will be given to request an interpreter. If an interpreter is needed, register no later than Monday, May 16. We will do our best to provide language access to the event. Captioning will be provided.
The SEAC does not have a community forum planned. The members are still in the process of reformatting and refreshing this very valuable interaction with the community. The members hope to resume the forums at the October meeting (date/time/location TBD).
Public Comment: Public comment will be accepted at approximately 11:50 am, Tuesday, May 24, for approximately 30 minutes. If you would like to make public comment, you must email your comments to SEAC with "SEAC Public Comment" in the subject line. The executive chairperson will call on you if you are in attendance. If you are not in attendance, your emailed comments will be read by the executive chairperson. Comments must be no longer than three minutes and received no later than noon on Friday, May 20. Any comments received after the deadline will be read at the next scheduled SEAC meeting in October. If there are no comments, the agenda will be amended, and the meeting will continue with the next agenda item.
The SEAC meetings are recorded. Participants will be shown the following disclaimer when joining the session: This meeting is being recorded. By continuing to be in the meeting, you are consenting to be recorded.
SEAC Recommendations & Positions
- SEAC Statement on Federal and State Funding
- SEAC Position on SB 5395
- SEAC Position on Language Access
- SEAC Feedback on the Tiered Multiplier
- SEAC Position regarding Safety Net Rule Change
- SEAC Recommendation De-Link Passage of Statewide Assessment with Graduation Requirements
Meeting Agendas & Minutes
May 13-14, 2020
February 12-13, 2020
January 7, 2020
October 9-10, 2019
August 16, 2019
May 8-9, 2019
February 6-7, 2019
November 7-8, 2018
July 19, 2018
*Copies of annual reports may also be obtained by calling OSPI Special Education.