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SEAC (Special Education Advisory Council) News

The notes outline a discussion within the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) regarding the State Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC). Anna Stewart from CDE lead the discussion, talking about her own SEAC in Boulder Valley, focusing on improving SEAC's effectiveness in advising and implementing changes to benefit students.

The group discussed the role of SEAC, its structure, and membership criteria, emphasizing diversity and commitment. Meetings are structured to address unmet needs, facilitate collaboration, and generate recommendations for improving student outcomes. Participants highlight the importance of stable membership, communication, and building trust between educators and parents.

Suggestions include improving resources for families, defining SEAC's mission, and fostering inter-agency partnerships.

Questions are raised about administrative support for SEAC's mission and specific initiatives like conducting a district needs assessment.