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Special Education Advisory Council

The purpose of the Kansas State Special Education Advisory Council is to provide policy guidance to the State Board of Education with respect to special education and related services for children with disabilities in the state.  The Council meets as mandated by both the State and Federal Legislation.  Council membership is made up of stakeholders throughout the state with the majority being individuals with disabilities and parents of children with disabilities.  The State Board of Education makes the appointments to vacated positions on the Council during the month of June each year.

Public Input through Written or Verbal Comment Instructions 

Below is the schedule for public comment dates/times for the current year.  The members of the council will take comments under consideration.  Should public comments indicate the need for a council response or action, members will take comments under consideration and an official response will be made at a later time. 


Place Time

 July 28, 2015
Orientation & regular meeting in conjunction with KSDE Leadership Conference July 23-25, 2014
*Public comment heard @ 2:30pm

Wichita Hyatt
400 West Waterman
Wichita KS 67202
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
September 15, 2015
Regular meeting
*Public comment heard @ 11:45 am
Kansas Association of School Boards
Room 101
1420 SW Arrowhead Rd
Topeka KS
 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
November 17, 2015
Regular meeting
*Public comment heard @11:45 am
Kansas Association of School Boards
Room 101
1420 SW Arrowhead Rd
Topeka KS

 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
January 12-13 2016
Host Annual KSBE Breakfast @ 7:30 am
*Public comment heard @ 11:45 am January 12

KSDE - LSOB-Room 509
900 SW Jackson Street
Topeka KS

12th 9-4
13th 7:30-1
April 12, 2016
Regular meeting
*Public comment heard @ 11:45 am
KSDE - LSOB-Room 509
900 SW Jackson Street
Topeka KS
 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

*To schedule time on the agenda for public comment or to submit written comments/materials to the SEAC please contact:
Kansas State Department of Education
Early Childhood, Special Education, and Title Services Team
Landon State Office Building
900 SW Jackson St., Suite 620
Topeka, Kansas 66612-1212
Phone:  785-291-3097
Fax:  785-291-3791

Special Meeting October 7, 2015

Special Meeting March 10, 2015
Conference Call Announcement March 4, 2015
Conference Call Announcement May 23, 2014
SEAC Brochure (PDF)
Bylaws (PDF)
Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA) as it Relates to SEAC (PDF)
Members 2015-2016(PDF)
Meeting Schedule 15-16 (PDF)
SEAC Travel Reimbursement Form (Word)

Agendas 2015-2016 (Current Year)

SEAC Minutes/Materials 2015-2016

SEAC Meeting Minutes/Materials 2014-2015

2014-7-23 Orientation (PDF)
2014-7-23 ESI Draft appeals process 1 (PDF)
2014-7-23 ESI Draft appeals process 2 (PDF)
2014-7-23 ESI Draft Comparison Document (PDF)
2014-7-23 Minutes (PDF)
2014-7-23 Public Comment Documents (PDF)

2014-8-22 July update to State Board (PDF)
2014-8-22 August update to State Board (PDF)
2014-8-22 Presentation to SEAC - ESI (PDF)
2014-8-22 Professional Learning Opportunities (PDF)
2014-8-22 LRP article (PDF)
2014-8-22 Public Comment Documents (PDF)
2014-8-22 Additional Public Comment Written (PDF)
2014-08-22 Minutes (PDF)

2014-9-18 September update to State Board on Assessments (PDF)
2014-9-18 Tertiary Behavior Supports (PDF)
2014-9-18 SSIP Theory of Action Plan (PDF)
2014-9-18 SSIP Handout (PDF)
2014-9-18 Public Comment Documents (PDF)
2014-9-18 Minutes (PDF)

2014-11-19 Results Driven Accountability (PDF)
2014-11-19 Families Together Report (PDF)
2014-11-19 Strengthening Families and Part C Early Intervention (PDF)
2014-11-19 Family Engagement (PDF)
2014-11-19 Quality Preschool (PDF)
2014-11-19 Preschool Handouts (PDF)
2014-11-19 Tiny K and Infant Mental Health (PDF)
2014-11-19 Homeless Data (PDF)
2014-11-19 Early Childhood Homeless Document (PDF)
2014-11-19 Minutes (PDF)

2015-1-13 English Language Learners Update (PDF)
2015-1-13 ESEA Waiver Update (PDF)
2015-1-13 Career and Technical Education Update (PDF)
2015-1-13 Annual Performance Report SSIP Update (PDF)
2015-1-14 Families Together Report (PDF)
2015-1-14 TASN Report (PDF)
2015-1-14 TASN eMentoring Update (PDF)
2015-1-14 State Personnel Development Grant (SPDG) Update (PDF)
Teacher to Parents from the Washington Post (PDF)
2015 - 1- 13-14 Meeting Minutes (PDF)
2015 4- 14 Meeting Minutes (PDF)

Additional Meeting Minutes

2015-2-17 Meeting Minutes (PDF)
2015-3-4  Meeting Minutes (PDF)
2015-3-10  Meeting Minutes (PDF)

Early Childhood, Special Education, and Title Services Team

Colleen Riley

Assistant Director
Doug Boline

Assistant Director
Sandy Guidry

Assistant Director
Kerry Haag

Assistant Director
Vera Stroup-Rentier

Team Pages

Main Team Page
Early Childhood
Special Education
Title Services
Reports and Collections
Fact Sheets
Kansas Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS) (external link)
Kansas’ Technical Assistance System Network (TASN) (external link)

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Evelyn Alden

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