Seeking SEAC representatives
The Learning Disabilities Association of Windsor-Essex County seeks individuals interested in serving on the Special Education Advisory Committee for the Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board. Every school board in Ontario must have a SEAC, and our volunteer SEAC members play an important role in advising the trustees about special education programs, services and the annual special education budget.
The main role and activities of the Special Education Advisory Committee are to:
- make recommendations to the school board in respect of any matter affecting the establishment, development and delivery of special education programs and services for the exceptional pupils of the board;
- participate in the board’s annual review of its special education plan;
- participate in the board’s annual budget process as it relates to special education; and,
- review the financial statements of the board as they relate to special education.
Interested representatives must meet the following qualification criteria:
- be a Canadian citizen
- be at least 18 years old
- be a resident within the area of jurisdiction of the board (Windsor-Essex)
- be an English Catholic School Board elector
- not be employed by the WECDSB
As a parent of a child with a learning disability, this may be an excellent position if you are interested in having a voice in discussions about the special education programs and services provided by your local school board. Working on SEAC will provide insight into how decisions are made about special education and will help you become an active advocate for students with learning disabilities.
As a volunteer for the Learning Disabilities Association of Windsor-Essex County, you will be provided with training and orientation on the role of SEAC. Individuals wishing to serve on the WECDSB Special Education Advisory Committee must submit their volunteer application no later than 4 p.m., November 18, 2023, to email@example.com.