Special Education Advisory Council

  • The Role of the Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC), as defined by Virginia Department of Education Regulations:

    1. Advise the local school division of needs in the education of children with disabilities;
    2. Participate in the development of priorities and strategies for meeting the identified needs of children with disabilities;
    3. Submit periodic reports and recommendations regarding the education of children with disabilities to the division superintendent for transmission to the local school board;
    4. Assist the local school division in interpreting plans for the community for meeting the special needs of children with disabilities for educational services;
    5. Review the policies and procedures for the provision of special education and related services prior to submission to the local school board; and
    6. Participate in the review of the local school division's annual plan.

     

    Special Education Advisory Council Meeting Dates for 2023-2024.  Tentative meeting dates are scheduled at 5:00 p.m. on the following dates:

      Monday, October 30, 2023.  Join the meeting virtually - SEAC MEETING
      Thursday, November 16, 2023.  Join the meeting virtually - SEAC MEETING
      Thursday, February 8, 2024.  Join the meeting virtually - SEAC MEETING
       Thursday, March 7, 2024.  Join the meeting virtually - SEAC MEETING

    Special Education Advisory Council

    MS. LINDA FOX

    linda.fox222@gmail.com

    COMMUNITY REPRESENTATIVE

    MS. TAMARA WHITLOCK

    whitlockt@floyd.k12.va.us

    CHECK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

    MS. LEIGH ANN ZEMAN

    blondie.zeman@gmail.com

    INDIAN VALLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

    MS. AMY MELLOW

    fordluvr2004@yahoo.com

    WILLIS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

    MS. TARA HOLLANDSWORTH

    hokiegirl_tpain@yahoo.com

    FLOYD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

    MS. LEIGH ANN GRAHAM

    grahaml@floyd.k12.va.us

    FLOYD COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL

    MS. JENNIFER BROOKE

    jenbrooke64@gmail.com

    FLOYD COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL

    MS. SUSAN HARRISON harrisonsu@floyd.k12.va.us TEACHER REPRESENTATIVE

    DR. MELISSA MCDANIEL

    mcdanielm@floyd.k12.va.us

    CONSULTANT

         

    SPECIAL EDUCATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE (SEAC) TRAINING

    Presented by PEATC in collaboration with the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE)

    Online Course March 8 - March 25, 2024 

    Attention, SEAC Members and Advisors!

    PEATC in partnership with the Virginia Department of Education, is pleased to offer SEAC training aimed at helping SEAC members understand the role of the local Special Education Advisory Committee in Virginia and to build a more efficient and effective advisory committee.

    This course will include information on:

    • SEAC in Virginia SPED Regulations
    • SEAC Roles and Responsibilities
    • Building Your Local SEAC
    • Organization Tips for SEACs
    • How to be an Effective Advisory Committee

    The self-paced course begins March 4, 2024 and will be open through March 25, 2024.

    The training will take approximately 6 hours and can be accessed anytime during the 3 week timeframe.
    These trainings are also open to parents and professionals who are interested in learning about local SEACs in Virginia.