Special Education Advisory Council (SEAC) Membership Nominations
Are Being Accepted Through May 3, 2019
The Kansas State Board of Education is accepting nominations to fill three appointments on the Kansas Special Education Advisory Council (SEAC). The appointments will be for three-year terms beginning July 2019 through June 2022.
The purpose of the Kansas Special Education Advisory Council (SEAC) is to:
- advise the State Education Agency (SEA) of unmet needs within the State in the education of children with exceptionalities;
- comment publicly on any rules or regulations proposed by the State regarding the education of children with exceptionalities;
- advise the SEA in developing evaluations and reporting on data to the Secretary of Education under section 618 of the Act;
- advise the SEA in developing corrective action plans to address findings identified in Federal monitoring reports under Part B of the Act;
- advise the SEA in developing and implementing policies relating to the coordination of services for children with exceptionalities, including: advising on eligible students with disabilities in juvenile and adult correctional facilities; and
- advise the SEA of unmet needs within the State in the education of children with exceptionalities, including gifted
The following vacancies are available beginning 2019-2020 school year:
- Homeless Children representative
- Vocational, community or business organization (transition services)
- Private schools representative
When selecting nominees who meet the above requirements, additional consideration will be given to: (a) being a person or parent of a person with a disability (b) membership representation from each of the ten Kansas State Board districts; (c) previous working and educational experiences; (d) current responsibilities of employment and membership in other organizations and councils; (e) leadership in such organizations and advisory councils; and (f) representatives of diverse populations. Individuals commit to actively participating in Council meetings and duties.
Please consider recommending a person you feel would be able to fulfill the responsibilities of being an active council member and can commit to active participation. Individuals appointed to the Council will be expected to commit to meeting five or more times per year, generally in the Topeka area. Travel expenses associated with meeting attendance will be reimbursed at state rates. Names of nominees, their representative roles, a vita or letter of support, and contact information need to be submitted to the Pat Bone, Special Education and Title Services Team at the Kansas Department of Education no later than May 3, 2019.
The nomination form is available online by following this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe7Ijb4Li-HWed3B8EgKDjtForemp6MjtGxo9g1tQdHtI5SIg/viewform?usp=sf_link
We appreciate your assistance and support in providing strong representation for the youth of Kansas with exceptionalities.