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Special Education Advisory Committee

What is the Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC)?

The Upper Grand District School Board has established a Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) in accordance with the Education Act.

SEAC is made up of local parent representatives of Provincial Associations, two school trustees and interested local community representatives.

SEAC members receive orientation and training to become informed on important topics in Special Education:

  • Sections of the Education Act relating to Special Education
  • Regulations and Ministry memoranda
  • Board policies regarding Special Education
  • The Board Special Education Report
  • Roles and responsibilities of SEAC
  • The funding of Special Education
Special Education Advisory Committee Minutes and Agenda special_education_button

What is expected of SEAC Members?

What does SEAC do?

SEAC Guiding Principles

To advocate to the School Board, the community and each other for the provision of opportunities to maximize individual potential for all special needs students by:

Special Education Plan

School Boards are required by the Ministry of Education to maintain a Special Education Plan, to review it annually, to amend it from time to time to meet the current needs of its exceptional students and to submit any amendments to the Minister of Education for review.

The School Board’s Special Education Plan is to inform the Ministry of Education and the public about special education programs and services that are provided by the board in accordance with legislation and ministry policy on special education.

[ View the Special Education Plan 2017-2018 (PDF) ]

When are SEAC Meetings held?

Meetings are open to the public. Monthly meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month throughout the school year.  Meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. at the Upper Grand District School Board office in Guelph. View meeting dates and minutes. For further information please call the Program Department at (519) 941-6191 ext. 254.

SEAC Meeting Minutes and Agendas

Click here to view SEAC meeting dates, agendas and minutes.

What Exceptionalities are Included:

What else should I know?

SEAC members must be qualified to vote for members of the School Board and must be a resident of Wellington/Dufferin County.  To be qualified to vote for School Board members, a person must be:

Representative Provincial Associations

ABC – Association for Bright Children
www.abcontario.ca

Autism Ontario Wellington Chapter
www.autismontario.com

FASD-Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
www.fasworld.com

Integration Action for Inclusion in Education and Community (Ontario)
www.integration-inclusion.com 

Learning Disabilities Association of Wellington County
519-837-2050
www.ldawc.ca

VOICE for Hearing Impaired Children
866-779-5144
www.voicefordeafkids.com

For specific local representatives and Trustee contact information please call the Program Department at (519) 941-6191 ext. 254