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A Guide for Local Special Education Advisory Committees (SEACs) in Virginia (Virginia Department of Education, VDOE)


The Commonwealth of Virginia is unique in that each of our school divisions are required by the Regulations Governing Special Education Programs for Children with Disabilities in Virginia to have a local advisory committee (local SEAC) for special education. SEAC members are appointed by local school boards to perform several important functions that are detailed in this guide. State regulations require that a majority of the committee be comprised of parents of children with disabilities or people with disabilities. They advise school boards through their school division superintendents.

This guide is designed for SEAC members, school board members, school division leaders, and the public in order to provide necessary information to assist local SEACs in performing their role.


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