The Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) of Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board is committed to working in partnership with the staff and resources of the Board to assure quality educational services for all students. SEAC advocates for students with special needs by:
- Assisting students to receive the best programs that meet their social, physical, emotional and educational needs.
- Advising the Board about best practices
- Working to ensure that all students are welcomed and included within their schools.
The Ministry of Education requires that each school board in Ontario appoint a SEAC. This committee is made up of parents, trustees, and representatives recommended by local associations and community organizations. Staff who represent various employee groups and/or provide information to the committee also participate.
The purpose of SEAC is to review issues related to the education of students with special needs and make recommendations on these issues to the trustees and the administration. The members bring their associations’ perspectives to the discussions while working together to ensure the best education for all exceptional children within the Board.
SEAC members also sit on various other committees of the Board, both to represent SEAC on the committee and to keep SEAC members up-to-date on the issues.
SEAC meets once per month (usually on the last Wednesday of each month) throughout the school year. The meetings start at 6 p.m. at the Education Centre (20 Education Court, Hamilton).
Individual members of SEAC can be contacted with specific questions or concerns. Please view the current SEAC membership list for 2019-23.
Please see a list of our upcoming SEAC meeting dates and times.