Public School Board looking for volunteers to serve on the Special Education Advisory Committee

By Pepper Parr

October 7th, 2022



Parents with children in Special Education classes tend to stay a lot closer to what goes on in a classroom than the average parent.

The Special Education students get lost in the shuffle very easily – their parents stay active and make sure their kids get the education they need in a worlds that is getting more and more complex and changing at an at times frantic rate.

The Halton District School Board has a Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) that is now seeking local organizations and individuals to become members of the committee.

SEAC is an advisory group to the Board which brings forward information and recommendations regarding programs and services for exceptional pupils. The Committee makes recommendations to the Board concerning the establishment, development and delivery of special education programs and services. Two trustees and representatives from up to 12 local associations serve on SEAC, as well as up to three members at large.

Local organization required for SEAC
In order to serve on SEAC, associations or organizations must operate locally within the jurisdiction of the Board, and be affiliated with a provincial association/organization dedicated to the well-being or interests of exceptional children. The organization must meet all other requirements as outlined in Regulation 464/97 for membership to SEAC. Local organizations interested in participating on SEAC for the HDSB are asked to submit a letter explaining their interest, including their nomination for SEAC representative and alternate for the association by Nov. 30, 2022.

Community members needed for SEAC
The HDSB also requires a maximum of three “members-at-large” to serve on SEAC. For the “members-at-large” positions on SEAC, applicants must:
● be a Canadian citizen, age 18 years or older
● be a resident within the jurisdiction of the HDSB
● be a public school supporter

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