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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. All council meetings are public meetings and include a time for public comments to be received.

Public Input through Written or Verbal Comment Instructions (PDF)

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.

*To make a request to provide public comment at the virtual meetings to be held in the 2021-2022 school year please contact:

To submit written Comments please send them to:

or mail to:

Kansas State Department of Education
Special Education and Title Services Team 
Kelli Byrne
Landon State Office Building
900 SW Jackson St., Suite 620
Topeka, Kansas 66612-1212
Phone:  785-291-3097
Fax:  785-291-3791

Livestreaming link for September 16, 2021 meeting


Important Council Documents

SEAC Brochure (PDF)
SEAC Bylaws (PDF)
Disability Awareness: A Primer on People First Language English / Spanish (External PDFs)
Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA) as it Relates to SEAC (PDF)
Members 2021-2022(PDF)
Meeting Schedule 2021-2022(PDF)
SEAC Member Travel Reimbursement Form (Word)

SEAC Annual Reports

2021-2022 Agenda, Minutes, and Meeting Materials

Minutes (Past Years)

Minutes 2018-2019PDF411.00 KB
Minutes 2017-2018PDF315.43 KB
Minutes 2016-2017PDF263.35 KB
Minutes 2015-2016PDF960.21 KB
Minutes 2014-2015PDF367.50 KB
Minutes 2013-2014PDF398.15 KB
Minutes 2012-2013PDF1.28 MB
Minutes 2011-2012PDF1.51 MB
Minutes 2010-2011PDF831.69 KB
Minutes 2009-2010PDF264.58 KB
Minutes 2008-2009PDF870.59 KB
Minutes 2007-2008PDF701.64 KB

Special Education, and Title Services Team

Bert Moore

Assistant Director
Doug Boline

Assistant Director
Kerry Haag

Assistant Director
Laura Jurgensen

Assistant Director
Tate Toedman

Coordinator for State and Federal Programs
Dean Zajic


SETS Team Pages

Main Team Page
Special Education
Title Services
Fact Sheets
Kansas Integrated Accountability System (KIAS)
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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To accommodate people with disabilities, on request, auxiliary aides and services will be provided and reasonable modifications to policies and programs will be made. To request accommodations or for more information please contact the Office of General Counsel at ogc@ksde.org or by 785-296-3201.