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Special Education Advisory Council (SEAC)

Upcoming SEAC Meeting Dates
  • May 13, 2020 8:30am-4:30pm and May 14, 2020 12-4:30pm
    • Medical Lake City Hall
      124 S Lefevre Street
      Medical Lake, WA 99022
  • May 13, 2020 6-7:30pm
    • SEAC Community Forum
      Medical Lake City Hall
      124 S Lefevre Street
      Medical Lake, WA 99022 (RSVP link for the forum will be provided in April)

Contact Information

Special Education


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 our SEAC email.

SEAC Recommendations & Positions

Meeting Information

The SEAC invites parents of students qualified for special education, special education directors, superintendents, principals, teachers, paraeducators, and the community to attend an informational forum which will be scheduled for the evening of the first day of the two-day meetings. 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 first day of the meetings begin at 8:30 a.m. adjourning at 4:30 p.m. and the second day begins at noon adjourning at 4:30 p.m. Public comment is scheduled for 12:45 - 1:15 p.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 OSPI's Special Education no later than three business days before the event. The schedule is listed in the column on the right.

Accommodations at the SEAC meetings for Persons with Disabilities
To arrange accommodations for persons with disabilities, please contact OSPI's Special Education number or Special Education email, 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 the Special Education phone number or Special Education email.

Meeting Agendas & Minutes

February 12-13, 2020

January 7, 2020

October 9-10, 2019

August 16, 2019

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