Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC)

What is the Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC)?

The special education regulations pertaining to local SEACs at 8 VAC 20-81-230 D state that:

D. A local advisory committee for special education, appointed by each local school board, shall advise the school board through the division superintendent.
1. Membership.
a. A majority of the committee shall be parents of children with disabilities or individuals with disabilities.
b. The committee shall include one teacher.
c. Additional local school division personnel shall serve only as consultants to the committee.
2. The functions of the local advisory committee shall be as follows:
a. Advise the local school division of needs in the education of children with disabilities;
b. Participate in the development of priorities and strategies for meeting the identified needs of children with disabilities;
c. Submit periodic reports and recommendations regarding the education of children with disabilities to the division superintendent for transmission to the local school board;
d. Assist the local school division in interpreting plans to the community for meeting the special needs of children with disabilities for educational services;
e. Review the policies and procedures for the provision of special education and related services prior to submission to the local school board; and
f. Participate in the review of the local school division's annual plan, as outlined in subdivision B.2. of this section.

Please refer to the link below (A Guide for Local Special Education Advisory Committees in Virginia) to find the following information about the role of SEACs in Virginia’s public schools:
• Function
• Procedures
• Membership
• Roles and responsibilities
• And much more


Contact Information
Mrs. Erin Minter (SEAC Chairperson) [email protected]

Mr. Joshua Neighbors (Chief Student Services Officer)  [email protected]