The Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) works with the School Board, administrators, parents and teachers who are responsible for students receiving special education services.
What SEAC Does:
* Advise LCPS of the needs of students with disabilities;
* Assist LCPS in the development of long-range plans, which will provide needed services for children with disabilities;
* Submit reports and recommendations regarding the education of students with disabilities to the School Board;
* Review annually the LCPS updated special education plan and application for federal funding.
How We Do It:
* Informative presentations for parents and educators at the monthly meetings;
* Recognition for Excellence in Supporting Special Education Awards Program. This year's award ceremony will be held on May 15, 2014;
* Invites each school to appoint a SEAC representative.
* Host a bi-annual Town Hall Meeting to receive input from parents and caregivers, which assists SEAC to assess the needs of LCPS students with disabilities. The next Town Hall will be held in the Spring of 2015.
When Are Meetings?
SEAC meets monthly during the school year on the third Tuesday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. Meetings are held in Room 102 at the Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) Administrative Offices, 2100 Education Court, Ashburn. There is a presentation at each meeting of interest to parents, staff, and educators.
This year's meeting dates and topics are:
September 17, 2013
Superintendent Dr. Edgar B. Hatrick Reflects On Special Education And Moving Forward As Parents, Citizens, and SEAC
October 15, 2013
What Happened At School Today? Effective Home/School Communications
November 19, 2013
Inclusive Practices: Creating A Whole School Culture
December 17, 2013
Behavior Supports From A to Z
January 21, 2014
Building Relationships: How To Work With Your School
February 18, 2014
Best Practices For Conflict Resolutions
March 18, 2014
Nuts & Bolts Of IEP Compliance: Monitoring, Timelines, Procedures, and more
April 22, 2014
Leveled & Postgraduate Transition Planning
May 15, 2014
Award Ceremony and Reception: Recognition for Excellence in Supporting Special Education
May 20, 2014
Social Skills: How To Build Social Skills Into The Curriculum
Presentation topic subject to change, please check back.
The SEAC Representatives for 2013-14 are Aundrea Foster and Julie Hauer.
Who May Attend Meetings?
All meetings are open to the public. SEAC welcomes anyone interested in special education. There is a designated time for public comment during the meeting. This is an opportunity to share successful educational experiences and express general concerns regarding educational issues for students with disabilities.LOUDOUN COUNTY PARENTS RESOURCE CENTER - Now in its 24th year, the Loudoun County Parents resource Center (PRC) is a place where parents and professionals can come to learn about a variety of disabling conditions, the special education process, and resources available to special needs students and their families or families whose children are experiencing difficulties in school, home, or the community. To get information on special events and announcements parents need to register with the PRC on their website. http://www.loudoun.k12.va.us/prc
2013-2014 SEAC Board Members
Lisa Glasgow, Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jodi Folta, Past Chair and Vice Chair, Planning, email@example.com
April Redmon, Vice Chair, Membership, firstname.lastname@example.org
Amy DiBari, Vice Chair, Communications, email@example.com
Megan Wagner, Secretary, Megan.firstname.lastname@example.org
Jill Turgeon, Vice Chair, LCPS School Board, email@example.com
Mary Kearney, LCPS Director of Special Education, firstname.lastname@example.org