The Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) of the York Catholic District Board was established, in accordance with The Education Act, to make recommendations to the Board in respect of any matter affecting the establishment, development and delivery of special education programs and services for exceptional pupils of the Board.
Some of the areas of focus are philosophy and goals, program delivery, services and facilities, policies and procedures, funding, annual review of the Special Education Plan, interaction with other Board committees in related areas and any other matters concerning special education as determined by the Committee or requested by the Board.
SEAC holds regular monthly meetings which are open to the public. We invite all parents and interested members of the public to attend these meetings. See link below.
SEAC members are also available as a resource for students with exceptional needs, parents/guardians of such students, schools, educators, trustees and the community. Many members are parents themselves of students with exceptional needs and are aware of the educational needs and abilities such students May experience.
If you have questions regarding special education, please see the SEAC brochure link below for the Associations’ contact information.
The Mandate/Role of SEAC
SEAC is responsible for examining, reviewing, making recommendations and offering advice to the Board with respect to any matter affecting the establishment and development of Special Education programs and services and facilities for exceptional students.
Some of the areas of focus are philosophy and goals, program delivery systems, services and facilities, policies and procedures, funding, Annual Review of Special Education Plan, interaction with other Board committees in related areas and any other matters concerning Special Education as determined by the committee or requested by the Board.
This role of SEAC will ensure that the Board is aware and keeps pace with changing community and professional views and concerns.