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HDSB Special Education Advisory Committee seeking new organizations and individuals for membership

posted Nov 9, 2018, 5:21 AM by Ruth Teszeri

The Halton District School Board’s Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) is seeking local organizations and individuals to become members of the committee.

SEAC is an advisory group to the Board which brings forward information and recommendations regarding programs and services for exceptional pupils. The Committee makes recommendations to the Board concerning the establishment, development and delivery of special education programs and services. Two trustees and up to 12 members representing local associations serve on SEAC.

Local organization required for SEAC

In order to serve on SEAC, associations or organizations of parents must operate locally within the jurisdiction of the Board, and be affiliated with a provincial association/organization dedicated to the well-being or interests of exceptional children. The organization must meet all other requirements as outlined in Regulation 464/97 for membership to SEAC. Local organizations interested in participating on SEAC for the HDSB are asked to submit a letter explaining their interest, including their nomination for SEAC representative and alternate for the association by Friday, November 23, 2018.

Community members needed for SEAC

The HDSB also requires a maximum of three “members-at-large” to serve on SEAC. For the “members-at-large” positions on SEAC, applicants must:

  • be a Canadian citizen, age 18 years or older

  • be a resident within the jurisdiction of the HDSB

  • be a public school supporter

  • submit their application (resumé) with a letter indicating the strengths they would bring to this position by Friday, November 30, 2018.

All documents, letters and/or applications must be submitted to Lorna Goodrow, Student Services Department, New Street Education Centre, 3250 New Street, Burlington, ON  L7N 1M8.