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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

360-725-6075
TTY:
360-664-3631

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 Meetings

Virtual APR Summary & Legislative Session Information

January 17 | 2:004:30 pm

The virtual APR Summary & Legislative Session SEAC meeting will consist of a summary of the FFY 2021 Washington State Annual Performance Report (APR) and information regarding the 2023 Legislative session. The meeting is open to members of the public who have an interest in Washington special education services.

Virtual Quarterly Meeting

February 2122 | 8:30 am1:30 pm

These virtual Quarterly SEAC meetings are open to members of the public who have an interest in Washington special education services. The agenda will be posted two weeks prior to the meeting.

Public Comment is scheduled for 30 minutes, beginning at 11:30 on Tuesday, February 21. The public can only make comments during this designated timeframe. If you would like to provide your public comment prior to the meeting, please email the OSPI Special Ed team.

Please be aware that the SEAC is not required to respond to any comments. If there is no interest in giving a public comment, the agenda will move forward to the next item on the agenda.

Virtual Community Forum

February 21

To our parents, family members, and guardians of students with disabilities in Washington state, please join us for a virtual (online) Community Forum.

We are excited to share that our partners at the National Center for Systemic Improvement (NCSI) will join us to hold focus groups to learn more about your lived experiences with special education services in Washington state. In these focus groups, our priority is to include diverse perspectives, including language, race/ethnicity, gender, and more.

Registration is required to assist in planning the focus groups. During registration, you will be given the opportunity to request accommodations. Closed captioning will be provided.

In-person Quarterly Meeting

May 2324 | Vancouver, WA area.

More information about in-person quarterly meetings will be posted at a later date!

Meeting Agendas & Minutes

2021-22

2020-21

2019–20

2018–19

2017–18

2016–17

2015–16

2014–15

SEAC Recommendations & Positions

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


Annual Reports