Special Education Advisory Committee

Established in 1979, this committee provides input on issues related to special education and assists with parent workshops and support for families whose children are receiving special education services.

The primary activities of the Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) include:

  • Regular meetings (typically once per month) to share information and provide feedback on special education services in our district
  • Share resources with parents of students receiving special education services
  • Enhance communication about special education issues among parents, school site councils, district administration, staff, and the community

Staff Liaison and Meeting Schedule

Staff liaison: Sabrina Alexander, Special Education Coordinator
Committee Chair (parent): Denise Cardinali

Meetings are held from 12:00 – 1:30 pm at the Western View Center, 1435 SW 35th Street, unless an alternate location is announced.

Thursday, November 29, 2018
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Thursday, February 21, 2019 (6:00 – 7:00 pm, District Office Board Room, 1555 SW 35th Street)
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Wednesday, May 15, 2019


In 2018, two free workshops were offered that were designed for parents of 4th and 5th grade students receiving special education services or those with 504 plans, 8th grade students receiving special education services (and their parents) and for families who felt they would benefit from information on supporting struggling learners or students who need extra support. You can view the presentations at the links below.

Oregon Family Support Network

The Oregon Family Support Network (OFSN) is a non-profit organization dedicated to working with families to promote mental, behavioral and emotional wellness for families and youth through education, support, and advocacy.

We partner with OFSN for parent education opportunities and support groups. Additional information for Benton County families is available here.