Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC)

The Board has established a Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) to make recommendations to the Board for special education programs and services for pupils with exceptional needs.

Students with Exceptional Needs

A student with exceptional needs is a learner whose behaviour, communication, intellectual, physical, or multiple exceptionalities are such that he/she is considered to need special education support.

SEAC's Role

SEAC is responsible to for examining, reviewing, and making recommendations regarding the provision of special education programs and services. Some areas of focus are: philosophy and goals, policies and procedures, organizational structures, program delivery methods, services and facilities, funding, and the annual review of the Special Education Board Plan.

SEAC Meetings

SEAC holds regular monthly meetings. The meetings are usually in the Boardroom at the Peter L. Roach Catholic Education Centre. Meetings may also be held in schools to acquaint SEAC members with staff, facilities, and the specific programs our schools provide. Meetings are open to the public. 

Meetings for the 2017-2018 school year take place on:

Thursday September 22, 2017
Thursday October 19, 2017
Thursday November 16, 2017
Thursday January 18, 2018
Thursday February 15, 2018
Thursday March 22, 2018
Thursday April 19, 2018
Thursday May 17, 2018
Thursday June 21, 2018

SEAC Members

The committee consists of Catholic representatives from up to 12 community associations, and two trustees, all appointed by the Board for a four-year term. Administrative staff and a recording secretary provide resources to the committee.

View SEAC meeting minutes.