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Special Education Advisory Council (SEAC)

Become a SEAC Member

If you are interested in being considered a member of the SEAC, please complete a SEAC member application and email it to the SEAC email OR mail it along with a current resume' to:

OSPI-Special Education
SEAC Executive Assistant
PO Box 47200
Olympia, WA 98504-7200 

Contact Information


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 and typically meets four times a year. The SEAC consists of members appointed by the Superintendent of Public Instruction. The SEAC is required by federal and state law. The requirement is ongoing and does not have an end date. 

Upcoming Meeting

The SEAC will be conducting an in-person meeting on May 23 & 24 from 8:30 am4:30 pm. The May SEAC meetings will also be offered virtually.

The meeting is open to members of the public who have an interest in Washington special education services. There is no pre-registration. The agenda for the meeting will be posted on the SEAC web page two weeks prior to the meeting.

Public comment is scheduled for 30 minutes, beginning at 11:30 am on Tuesday, May 23. The public can make comments in person or via email and only during this designated time. If you would like to email your public comment prior to the meeting, send it to OSPI Special Education. The agenda will move forward to the next item once interested parties have an opportunity to make comments.

An in-person Community Forum will be conducted from 5:30–6:30 pm; there is no virtual option.

Captioning will be provided for the SEAC meeting for participants joining virtually. If you need other accommodations, such as a language interpreter, please email your request to OSPI Special Education no later than Friday, May 12. 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.

Washington State School for the Blind
2214 E 13th Street
Vancouver, WA

Meeting Agendas & Minutes









SEAC Recommendations & Positions

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

Annual Reports