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 an attitude of respect toward all students and a welcoming environment for all families.
    • Build strong relationships between families, schools, community partners, and district decision makers to influence 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!

    All meetings will be from 6-8 p.m. at the SPPS Administration Building (360 Colborne Street, St. Paul, MN 55102).

    2019 - 20 meetings:

    • Mon., September 9, 2019
    • Tues., October 8, 2019
    • Wed., November 6, 2019
    • Mon., December 2, 2019
    • Mon., January 6, 2020
    • Mon., February 3, 2020
    • Mon., March 2, 2020
    • Mon., April 6, 2020
    • Mon., May 4, 2020
    • Mon., June 1, 2020

    Childcare and meals are provided.

    Link to 2019-20 Flyer


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    For more contact Jackie Kelly:

    Office - 651-767-3437

    Mobile - 651-285-7537

    Email - jackie.kelly@spps.org