Special Education Advisory Committee

To increase the involvement of parents of children with disabilities in making recommendations regarding special education policies and programs, School District 197 organizes a Special Education Advisory Committee. The council exists to provide recommendations, not to govern.

The purpose of the SEAC is to promote cooperation, support, and communication among special education students, families, school and community to enable students to reach their full potential.


  • Advise the District 197 Director of Special Programs
  • Facilitate communication between parents, students and the community
  • Enhance the transition process for all students with special needs from the time they enter our program until graduation

2019 - 2020 SEAC Meeting Dates

Date/Time  Location Topic(s)
Tuesday, November 19  Early Learning Center  - Construction update
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm 1970 Christensen Avenue,   - Graduation Planning
West St. Paul  - District Strategic Plan

Wednesday, January 15 Branch Out Transition Ctr. * Annual Social Event *
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm 150 Marie Avenue East TED Talk and group discussion
West St. Paul

Dakota County SEAC Simley High School TBD
Thursday, February 27 Spartan Center
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm 2920 80th St E, Inver Grove Heights

Tuesday, April 28 Google Hangout Distance Learning
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm  Membership & Planning for next year