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    Interested in getting involved with SEAAC?
    Posted on 09/20/2017

    We are recruiting new members for the Special Education Advisory and Advocacy Council for 2017-18!


    Seattle Public Schools is seeking volunteers from our ethnically, linguistically, and culturally diverse communities to serve on the Special Education Advisory & Advocacy Council (SEAAC) for 2017-18.

     

    The purpose of this committee is to advise Seattle Public Schools staff on issues of Special Education.

     

    SEAAC includes up to 20 members who:

    • Represent parents/guardians, staff, and community agency perspectives across the education system on behalf of students with a wide range of abilities on Special Education issues.
    • Provide Seattle Public Schools with perspectives on special education programs including current operation and management, policies, proposed changes, future plans, and goals.


    There will be five meetings during the 2017-18 school year. District staff schedules and facilitates the meetings. These are the dates of the meetings:


    A minimum of two-thirds of the members are parents or guardians of children with disabilities currently enrolled in a Special Education Program in Seattle Public Schools. SPS students, families, community members, staff, non-District community based organizations and representatives of higher learning institutions are encouraged to apply.

     

    Interested individuals should submit an application that includes:

    • Why you wish to serve on SEAAC.
    • How your experience reflects the diversity of Seattle Public Schools students and staff.
    • If you are applying to represent an agency, civic group, college or university, or other community group, please describe your experience related to the education of children with disabilities.
    • If you are a Seattle Public Schools staff member, please tell us your school (or department) and your job role. If you provide direct services to students, please note grade level(s).

     

    Send your application in an email to spedombuds@seattleschools.org no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 6, 2017.

    For more information call 206-252-0794 or email spedombuds@seattleschools.org