Special Education Advisory Committee

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What is the Local Special Education Advisory Committee?
The Local Special Education Advisory Committee is appointed by the school board. Moreover, the committee advises the school board through the division superintendent concerning special education services.
 
Who comprises membership on the committee?
The majority of the committee shall be parents of children with disabilities or individuals with disabilities. The committee shall include one teacher. Additionally, local school division personnel shall serve as consultants to the committee.
 
What are the functions of the committee?
The committee a) advises the local school division of needs in the education of children with disabilities; b) participates in the development of priorities and strategies for meeting the needs of children with disabilities; c) submits reports/recommendations; d) assists in the local school division in interpreting plans to the community for meeting the special needs of children; e) reviews policies and procedures for the provision of special education prior to submission to the local school board; and f) participates in the review of the local school division's annual plan.
 
When are the meetings and who can attend?
The meetings are held at least 4 times a year. The meetings are currently scheduled for: September 18, November 20, February 19, April 16, and May 21 from 8:30 am to 9:30 am. The meetings are open to the public.
 
Additionally, the meetings are held at Salem City School Board, 510 S. College Avenue in Salem.
 
What are the names of the committee members and how can I express my view to the committee?
 
Members include:
Sandra Elliott; Debra Schmidtt; Sharon Paisley; Lisa Cain; Rosetta Milligan; Dyan Gaston-Grant; Pat Macdonald, Coordinator of the Parent-Teacher Resource Center; Lindsey Smart, Teacher; Nancy Bradley, School Board Representative; and Randy Jennings, Consultant. Participating agencies include Terry Thomas, TAP Head Start; Gary Gibson, Department for Aging & Rehab. Services; Valerie Hughes, Easter Seals UCP; and Sylvie Peterson, Goodwill Industries of the Valleys, Inc.
 
You may contact Susan Young, Special Education Secretary, at (540) 389-0130 to leave a message for the committee.

October 2013 Disability History and Awareness Month:
Members of the Local Special Education Advisory Committee Present during the October Board Meeting regarding October as Disability History and Awareness Month. Debra Schmidt, parent and chair of the local SEAC, did a wonderful job.

From top row, left to right, Pat Macdonald, Parent Resource Center Coordinator; Paige Callahan, School Psychologist; Sharon Paisely, Vice Chairperson of SEAC; Randy Jennings, Supervisor of Special Education and Consultant; Deborah Coker, School Psychologist, Debra Schmidt, Chair of SEAC; and Courtney Krajewsky, School Psychologist Intern.
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On the bottom row are members of the Salem City Schools' Board.

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Local Special Education Advisory Committee Agenda 4/16/15  354k v. 1 Feb 24, 2015, 8:57 AM Randy Jennings
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Local Special Education Advisory Committee Agenda 2/19/15   353k v. 1 Nov 25, 2014, 1:22 PM Randy Jennings
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Local Special Education Advisory Committee Agenda 11/20/14   350k v. 1 Oct 10, 2014, 9:47 AM Randy Jennings
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Local Special Education Advisory Committee Minutes 11/20/14   64k v. 1 Nov 25, 2014, 1:25 PM Randy Jennings
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Local Special Education Advisory Committee minutes 9/18/14  16k v. 1 Oct 10, 2014, 9:47 AM Randy Jennings
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Local Special Education Advisory Committee Agenda for 9/18/14  340k v. 2 Oct 10, 2014, 9:43 AM Randy Jennings
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Local Special Education Advisory Committee minutes 4/12/2012  60k v. 3 Sep 5, 2013, 8:16 AM Randy Jennings
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Local Special Education Advisory Committee minutes 2/19/2012  95k v. 3 Sep 5, 2013, 8:16 AM Randy Jennings
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Local Special Education Advisory Committee minutes for 5/12/2012  60k v. 3 Sep 5, 2013, 8:16 AM Randy Jennings
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Local Special Education Advisory Committee minutes 11/11/2011  81k v. 3 Sep 5, 2013, 8:16 AM Randy Jennings
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Local Special Education Advisory Committee minutes 9/15/2011  84k v. 2 Sep 5, 2013, 8:16 AM Randy Jennings
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Local Special Education Advisory Committee Brochure for 2012-2013  126k v. 2 Sep 5, 2013, 8:16 AM Randy Jennings
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Local Special Education Advisory Committee Minutes 3/13/2013  64k v. 2 Sep 5, 2013, 8:16 AM Randy Jennings
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Local Special Education Advisory Committee minutes 2/21/13  64k v. 2 Sep 5, 2013, 8:16 AM Randy Jennings
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Local Special Education Advisory Committee minutes for 5/16/2013  65k v. 2 Sep 5, 2013, 8:16 AM Randy Jennings
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Local Special Education Advisory Committee minutes 11/12/2012  63k v. 2 Sep 5, 2013, 8:16 AM Randy Jennings
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Local Special Education Advisory Committee Minutes 9/12/2012  62k v. 2 Sep 5, 2013, 8:16 AM Randy Jennings
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Local Special Education Advisory Minutes 11/22/2013  103k v. 2 Jun 17, 2014, 2:40 PM Randy Jennings
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Local Special Education Advisory Minutes 9/19/2013  84k v. 2 Jun 17, 2014, 2:40 PM Randy Jennings