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 Comment

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.

Send requests to provide public comment or written comments to:jbroils@ksde.org

or mail to:
     Kansas State Department of Education
     Special Education and Title Services Team
     Joyce Broils
     Landon State Office Building
     900 SW Jackson St., Suite 620
     Topeka, Kansas 66612-1212

Meeting Dates and Livestreaming Links

July 24, 2024
Sept. 25, 2024
Nov. 20, 2024
Jan. 14, 2025
Jan. 15, 2025
April 9, 2025

Important Council Documents

SEAC Brochure (PDF)
Members 2023-2024 (PDF)
Meeting Schedule (PDF)
SEAC Member Travel Reimbursement Form (Word)
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)

2023-2024 Agenda, Minutes, and Meeting Materials

July 27, 2023
    Agenda (PDF)
    Minutes (PDF)

September 28, 2023
    Minutes (PDF)

November 30, 2023
    Minutes (PDF)
    Presentation (PowerPoint)
    Survey Results (Word)

January 9-10, 2024
    Minutes (PDF)
    Presentation Jan 9 (PowerPoint) Jan 10 (Powerpoint)
    Cost Of Special Education In Kansas (PDF)
    ESI Discipline Board of Education Updates 2022-23 SY (PowerPoint)
    FAQ-Students With Disabilities-Virtual Schools and Programs (PDF)
    General Information (PowerPoint)
    KASEA-Report to SEAC-Jan 2024 (PowerPoint)
    KSSB-One pager (PDF)

April 11, 2024
    Minutes (PDF)
    Advocacy Letter Special Education Licensing (PDF)
    KASEA Updates (PDF)
    Legislative Update (PowerPoint)
    SEAC Presentation (PowerPoint)

2022-2023 Agenda, Minutes, and Meeting Materials

July 26, 2022
    Agenda (PDF)
    Minutes (PDF)

September 15, 2022
    Agenda (PDF)
    Minutes (PDF)
    Presentation (PDF)

November 9, 2022
    Agenda (PDF)
    Minutes (PDF)
    Presentation (PDF)

January 10-11, 2023
    Agenda (PDF)
    Minutes Jan 10th  (PDF) / Jan 11th  (PDF)
    Presentation Jan 10th  (PDF) / Jan 11th  (PDF)

April 13, 2023
    Agenda (PDF)
    Minutes (PDF)
    Presentation (PDF)

Special Education, and Title Services Team

Bert Moore

Assistant Director
Doug Boline

Assistant Director
Brian Dempsey

Assistant Director
Kerry Haag

Assistant Director
Tate Toedman

Assistant Director
Dean Zajic

Team Organizational Chart (PDF)
KSDE Leadership Chart (PDF)

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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 gc@ksde.org or by 785-296-3201.