Virginia regulations require that each school division establish and maintain a local Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) to advise the school division of issues impacting the education of students with disabilities (page 120 8VAC20-81-230-D). SEAC is a committee of parents, community agency representatives, school board members, administrators, and teachers. SEAC helps parents understand how to work with the school division and how special education can meet the needs of their child.
The purposes of the Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) are as follows:
SEAC has focused on Research-Based Initiatives and Instructional Offerings for Students with Special Needs; Staff Development Opportunities for All Staff; Reading Approaches and Alternatives for Students with Special Needs.
SEAC continues to focus on the education for students who are Gifted and Talented as well as Special Education and on the impact of the No Child Left Behind regulations on providing services to students with disabilities.
SEAC meets monthly during the school year on the third Tuesday of each month from 7 pm to 9 pm (September – June, excluding December). Meetings are held at the LCPS Administration Building, 2100 Education Court, Ashburn, Virginia, Room 102. All meetings are open to the public: parents, educators, and the community. There is also a bi-annual Town Hall meeting
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