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 our SEAC email.
SEAC Recommendations & Positions
- Families as Partners Recommendations - SEAC Position Paper
- Mental Health Recommendations - SEAC Position Paper
- Equitable Access and Student Outcomes Recommendations - SEAC Position Paper
- 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.