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Special Education Advisory Committee


The Corvallis School District’s Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) was established in 1979.  Members include parents and community members. The Director of Student Services is the liaison to this committee. The purpose of the committee is to:

    -  Act as a resource group to the Corvallis School District providing suggestions for improvements in special education services;
    -  Serve in a consultative capacity to aid in the development of programs that will enhance the education of all students; and
    -  Enhance communication among parents, site councils, school district administration, staff, and the community of 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 to the public. Meetings are held at the Western View Center, 1435 SW 35th Street, next door to the District Office.  Anyone interested in special education is welcome to attend.

All meetings are held from 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
September 16
October 21
November 18
No meeting in December
January 20
February 17 Canceled.  The February 25th Special Presentation (below) is in lieu of this meeting
March 16
April 20
May 18

February 25, 6-7 pm: Special Presentation "Accessibility Services" 

This meeting will feature guest speaker Carol Raymundo, Manager of LBCC’s Center for Accessibility Resources and Student Assessment and staff from the center.  As students approach high school and beyond high school it is very important to understand the difference between accommodations and modifications and the impact of those choices. Whether college is around the corner or many years away, understanding the possible options, and looking at different accommodations and when they might make sense for your student can be very positive for their educational experience. 

This presentation will look at both college and training programs in general.  While they will provide specifics to LBCC, they will also share information that is applicable to all institutions.

The presentation will include:

·         What accommodations students might use and why

·         The role and purpose of accommodations

·         How accommodations are accessed at the post-secondary level

·         The process and the supporting documentation required

·         The student’s role in accessing accommodations

No registration required. Please join us!  

Questions:  Denise Cardinali, SEAC chair


Reunión del Comité Asesor de Educación Especial (SEAC) tendrá lugar del 25 de febrero, 2016
6:00-7:00 pm
Biblioteca de la Escuela Superior de Corvallis (CHS)

 La reunión de este mes contará con una oradorinvitada, Carol Raymundo, Directora del Centro de Recursos de Accesibilidad para LBCC y Evaluación de Estudiantes y el personal del centro.

 A medida que los estudiantes se acercan a la escuela secundaria y a la escuela superior, es muy importante entender la diferencia entre las adaptaciones y modificaciones y el impacto de esas decisiones. Si les falta poco para la universidad o muchos años, es importante entender las posibles opciones, y las diferentes adaptaciones y de cuando podría tener sentido para su hijo, puede ser muy positivo para su experiencia educativa.

 En esta presentación se verán los dos programas universitarios y de formación en general. Además se proporcionarán detalles de LBCC, también se compartirá la información que es aplicable para todas las instituciones.

 La presentación incluirá:

•       Adaptaciones que los estudiantes podrían utilizar y por qué

•       La función y el propósito de las adaptaciones

•       Cómo se accede a las adaptaciones en el nivel post-secundario

•       El proceso y la documentación requerida

•       El papel del estudiante en el acceso a las adaptaciones.

•       Tiempo para preguntas

 Preguntas:  Denise Cardinali, Presidenta de SEAC


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.

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



2015-2016 SEAC Officers
Denise Cardinali

Staff liaison
Ryan Noss, Director of Student Services

2015-2016 Parent Representatives

Elementary Schools:
Adams        open
Franklin      open
Garfield      open
Hoover        Julie Derrybeery
Jefferson    open
Lincoln        Tatiana Dierwechter
Mt. View      open
Wilson         Erika Dyer

Middle Schools:
Cheldelin open
Linus Pauling    Carleen Sullivan

High Schools:
Corvallis High  Patrice Jones
Crescent Valley  open

SEAC Meeting Minutes

Contact Us

 Student Services Department
 Phone:  541-757-3932