Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC)

  • SEAC (pronounced “seek”) is an acronym for Special Education Advisory Council, which is a group that provides input on special education issues to its local school district. Its purpose is to advise and advocate, not to decide policy. Minnesota law requires each school district in the state to have a SEAC although it does not specify how the groups should be organized or what duties they should perform. As a result, each SEAC may have a unique mission and structure.


    Our Mission

    To act as an advisory body to the district on behalf of students receiving special education services and their families.

    Our Purpose

    To improve the educational opportunities for students with disabilities while working as partners in a collaborative relationship.

    Why might I want to participate?

    Parents give many reasons for joining a SEAC, including these:
    • I may be able to help other families and children with disabilities in my school district.
    • I can share what I’ve learned since my child began his education.
    • I can support the school professionals in my district.
    • I will be a good role model for my child.
    • I feel good when I make a contribution to this community.
    • I will learn information and skills that may help me work more effectively with my school district.
    • I will meet others with similar goals, both parents and school professionals.
    • I may build positive relationships with others in my district.
    • I will become more knowledgeable about special education.
    • By sharing my unique perspective and insights as a parent, I may help the school district work more effectively with families and improve outcomes for children.

    Mark your calendar:   

    Thursday, November 8, 2018
    Dakota County Special Education Advisory Council Meeting

    Thursday, November 8, 2018
    Understanding ACES: Building Self-Healing Communities
    6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
    Spartan Center at Simley High School
    2920 8oth Street East, Inver Grove Heights, MN  55076
    No RSVP needed

    Thursday, February 28, 2019
    Dakota County Special Education Advisory Council Meeting


    Monday, April 29, 2019
    South St. Paul SEAC Meeting
    Lincoln Center Media Center
    6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
    No RSVP needed