• Special Education Advisory Committee

    The primary role of the Loudoun County Public Schools' (LCPS') Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) is to advise the School Board on unmet needs of students with IEPs, 504s, and/or in the Child Study process.

    What SEAC Does

    Per the Regulations Governing Special Education Programs for Children with Disabilities in Virginia (effective 01/27/2010, page 120 8VAC20-81-230-D), the purposes of SEAC are as follows:

    • Advise the local school system of the needs in the education of children with disabilities.
    • Assist the LCPS in the development of long-range plans which will provide needed services for children with disabilities.
    • Submit periodic reports and recommendations regarding the education of children with disabilities to the LCPS School Board.
    • Review annually LCPS’s updated special education plan and application for federal funding.

    How to Get Involved

    SEAC welcomes and encourages parents, students, teachers, administrators, staff and others interested in special education in LCPS to attend our monthly business meetings. In addition, SEAC usually offers an informative presentation the hour before each business meeting as a knowledge sharing session for parents, staff, and educators.

    SEAC holds at least six (6) business meetings per year. The meetings are:

    • open to the public, with reserved time to hear public comments
    • conducted at the LCPS Administration Building, 21000 Education Court, Ashburn, VA.
    • typically held the first Wednesday of each month, with meeting times published in advance via the LCPS SEAC Facebook page and/or on the LCPS SEAC web page.

    Make Your Voice Heard

    Time is reserved during every SEAC business meeting for public comments. If you are interested in making a public comment at a future SEAC business meeting, please review the updated LCPS SEAC Public Comment Guidelines In general, please keep in mind that all public comments must be:

    • concise so that they can be read aloud within the 3 minute limit (limit is per person)
    • focused on one issue
    • factual and objective
    • avoid using names of students
    • express concerns in the form of general comments that serve to identify systemic issues within LCPS, rather than comments that share specific student or family information (NOTE: It is suggested that concerns about personal situations be privately and directly addressed with the Director of Special Education.)

    Other Resources

    Parents are encouraged to visit the Parent Resource Services website, to learn about upcoming programs and workshops of interest to the disability community and to seek information about LCPS special education programs and services. This is a wonderful parent resource!

    To stay up to date you can:


    Questions? Feel free to email J. Michael Lunsford's SEAC PTA Representative:

    Jennifer Gauvreau at SEAC@jmlpta.org


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Last Modified on September 12, 2019