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Special Education Advisory Committee


The Corvallis School District’s Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) was established in 1979.  Its members include parents and community members, with the district’s Assistant Superintendent serving as advisor. 

The purpose of the committee, as set forth in the by-laws:
    -  To act as a resource group to the Corvallis School District providing suggestions for improvements in special education services;
    -  To serve in a consultative capacity to aid in the development of programs that will enhance the education of all students; and
    -  To enhance communication among parents, site councils, school district administration, directors, staff, and the community of
       Corvallis with regard to special education issues.

Do you have questions about learning 
disabilities, 504 plans, IEP's or speech?  SEAC can help!
We are a group of parents with children in special education.  We provide parent training opportunities, consultation & resources.  
SEAC meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, and open public meetings. They are held at the Western View Center, 1435 SW 35th Street, next door to the District Office from 12:00 to 1:30 pm.  Anyone interested in special education is welcome to attend.

September 16   12:00 - 1:30 pm
October 21          12:00 - 1:30 pm
November 18      12:00 - 1:30 pm
December           No Meeting
January 20         12:00 - 1:30 pm
February 17        12:00 - 1:30 pm
March 16            12:00 - 1:30 pm
April 20              12:00 - 1:30 pm
May 18              12:00 - 1:30 pm

WHAT'S NEW FOR 2015-2016

Watch this page throughout the year for scheduled events!
SEAC sponsors a number of activities throughout the year, including parent training opportunities through workshops, newsletter articles, and meetings.

The Corvallis School District Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) and Oregon Family Support Network (OFSN) have three parent education workshops scheduled this spring.  These workshops are open to anyone who is interested.  The first workshop “IEP Basics" is helpful for families who have a child in special education or who think that maybe special education will benefit their child.  With advanced registration children's activities with supervision and pizza dinner is provided.
The workshops scheduled are:
·        IEP Basics—Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 5:30-8:30 p.m.
The workshop will be held Grace Lutheran Church on the corner of Kings and Harrison
For more information about this workshop:  Flyer in English Spanish
If you have questions please email: Denise Cardinali, SEAC Chair at

·     504 Plan or an IEP?   What is the Difference?—Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 5:30-8:33 p.m.
The workshop will be held Grace Lutheran Church on the corner of Kings and Harrison
For more information about this workshop:  Flyer in English / Spanish

Oregon Family Support Network "Parents Helping Parents"
monthly meetings for Family Support and Education Groups, and Teen/Young Adult Groups. ** For Families of children with social, behavioral, or emotional issues, autism and/or developmental disabilities
**  Meet other parents in a confidential, supportive setting
** Share experiences, successes and frustrations
** Learn parenting skills and exchange ideas
** Advocate to create better services for our children

For more information about these groups: English / Spanish

For information updates, click the link below, choose SPED-PARENT:
Sign up for Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) Listserve



2014-2015 SEAC Officers
Chair - Denise Cardinali
Secretary - TBA

2014-2015 SEAC School Liaisons
SEAC has parents who have children receiving special education services at each school.  If you have a question or need help finding a resource, please contact: 

Elementary Schools:
Adams        Carleen Sullivan
Franklin      Carly Chandler-Fonk
Garfield      Volunteer Needed!
Hoover        Julie Derrybeery
Jefferson     Brandy Foster/Mo Clark
Lincoln        Tatiana Dierwechter
Mt. View      TBA
Wilson         Erika Dyer

Middle Schools:
Cheldelin TBA
Linus Pauling    Matthew Conser

High Schools:
Corvallis High  Kathy Pusztavari
Crescent Valley   Gary Cotterell

SEAC Meeting Minutes

Contact Us

 Student Services Department
 Phone:  541-766-4857 
 Address:  1555 S.W. 35th St., Corvallis, OR 97333
 Fax:  541-757-5703
Staff:  Kevin Bogatin, Assistant Superintendent