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.
SKIL lost one of our dear family members.
Justin loved us all and was a peaceful presence that will be missed.
His service will be Thursday April 18th at 2:00.
His service will be at the Carson Wall Funeral Home in Parsons.
His memorial has been left to SKIL.
Have you experienced access barriers as a voter with a disability in previous elections? NCIL is working with the Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs to learn more about voters with disabilities' experience with voting, particularly any access barriers they have encountered that have made it difficult or impossible to cast a ballot. These barriers include but are not limited to physically inaccessible polling places, difficult interactions with poll workers, and problems with casting a ballot on voting equipment. In addition, we are also looking to hear from voters who have had difficulty registering to vote or navigating their local election office's website and finding important voter information.
As the country's largest internet retailer of mobility equipment, we are excited to offer the annual SpinLife Innovation in Motion Scholarship program designed to aid college students in their academic endeavors. The annual program will award one (1) $1,000 scholarship and one (1) $500 gift card to Spinlife.com and is open to students who are manual or power wheelchair users enrolled at an accredited 4-year institution.
This year's theme is "Life in Motion".
Tell us about your "life in motion". This is an open-ended request. You can write a message - a poem, paint - anything that expresses what "life in motion" means to you - let your creativity guide you. The only limitation is that it must fit on one, (1) 8.5" x 11" piece of paper.
In order to qualify for the scholarship, students must meet the following criteria:
- Be at least 17 years old
- Be a manual or power wheelchair user
- Be enrolled at an accredited 4-year educational institution at the undergraduate level
- Be a legal resident of the US or possess a valid student visa
- Maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0
- Have not at any time been subject to any disciplinary action by any institution or entity, including, not limited to, any education or law enforcement agency
Scholarship Selection Process
Submissions will be evaluated by a committee of SpinLife employees and advisors. Winners will be selected based on merit and creativity. The winner's work, along with his or her name and photo will be featured on SpinLife.com.
To enter please submit the following after Jan 1, 2019:
- Your entry
- Your completed application
- Recommendation (optional)
Entries must be postmarked by June 30, 2019. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Contact information for submission and inquiries:
Attention: Scholarship Dept.
330 West Spring St., Ste. 303
Columbus, Oh. 43215