Special Education Advisory Council

Members at SEAC meeting

    The purpose of the Saint Paul Public Schools’ Special Education Advisory Council is to collaborate with the District’s Office of Specialized Services to:

    • Address the unique needs of diverse learners so they can meet their maximum potential.
    • Promote respect and inclusion for all students and families.
    • Build strong relationships between families, schools, community partners, and district decision makers to influence decisions and policy making.
    • Empower and support parents to effectively advocate for children.
    We do this by: 
    • Informing and educating parents, school staff, students and community members through workshops, websites, and printed materials.
    • Providing opportunities for parents and caregivers to connect with the schools, community resources and each other.
    • Promoting collaboration as a means to improve the education process for all learners.
    • Influencing change, policy and procedures through researching needs and advocating for solutions.


    For additional information about Special Education Advisory Councils refer to PACER Center's information.

    Link to: Pacer Center's Special Education Advisory Council (SEAC) website

    Link to: SEAC Strategies for Success: A Guide for Minnesota Local Special Education Advisory Councils


  • Join us at our monthly meetings anytime as a guest or become a member!

    Meetings are typically held the 1st Monday of the month from 6- 8 p.m.

    Meetings will continue to be held virtually.

    2021 - 22 meetings:

    • September 13, 2021
    • October 4, 2021
    • November 1, 2021
    • December 6, 2021
    • January 3, 2022
    • February 7, 2022
    • March 7, 2022
    • April 11, 2022
    • May 2, 2022
    • June 6, 2022

    Childcare and meals are provided when meetings are held in person. 

    SEAC Flyer with 2021-22 Meeting Dates


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    To attend a SEAC meeting

    contact Jackie Kelly:

    Office - 651-767-3437

    Mobile - 651-285-7537

    Email - jackie.kelly@spps.org


    PAC Documents

    Organizational Guidelines

    State Statutes

    PACER Training