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Special Education Advisory Committee - SEAC

Welcome to SEAC, an advisory committee legislated by the Ministry of Education and appointed by the Board of Education, to assist the board in understanding the special needs of exceptional children and youth, and to advise the board in matters that apply to the delivery of special education services and programs. For more about SEAC, visit our FAQ page.

Contact information for the current SEAC membership

If you are interested in becoming a member,  please complete and submit the required application forms found on the SEAC membership page.

SEAC Meetings

SEAC holds monthly meetings in the Boardroom at 5050 Yonge Street, usually running from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Meeting dates are established by the calendar year, in coordination with the Board meeting calendar. All interested parents, guardians and members of the public are invited to attend SEAC meetings.

 

SEAC (Special Education Advisory Committee) 2020/21

Month Date Start Time Location Materials Minutes
SEP 14, 2020 7 pm Electronic Agenda Minutes 
OCT

5, 2020

7 pm Electronic Agenda
 
Powerpoint
Presentation
Minutes 
NOV 2, 2020 7 pm Electronic

Agenda

Leadership Report

Minutes   
DEC 7, 2020 7 pm Electronic Agenda

Leadership Report
Minutes 
JAN 11, 2021 7 pm TBD

 Agenda

Leadership Report

Minutes
FEB 1, 2021 7 pm TBD

Agenda

Leadership Report

Minutes 
MAR 1, 2021 7 pm TBD

 Agenda

Leadership Report

Minutes
APR 19, 2021 7 pm TBD

Agenda

Leadership Report

Minutes
MAY 3, 2021 7 pm TBD

Agenda

Leadership Report

Minutes
JUNE 7, 2021 7 pm TBD

Agenda

Leadership Report

 

 

 

SEAC (Special Education Advisory Committee) 2019/20

Month Date Start Time Location Materials Minutes
SEP  9  7 pm Boardroom Draft Agenda Minutes
OCT 7 7 pm Boardroom Draft Agenda Minutes
NOV 4 7 pm Boardroom Agenda Minutes
DEC 2 7 pm Boardroom Agenda No Quorum
JAN 13 7 pm Boardroom Draft Agenda  Minutes
FEB 3 7 pm Boardroom

Draft Agenda

Staff Report

Parent Engagement Presentation

Secondary Review Presentation

Minutes
MAR 2 7 pm Boardroom

Draft Agenda

Staff Report

Minutes
APR 6 7 pm Electronic Agenda Minutes
Audio
MAY 4 7 pm Electronic

Agenda

Staff Report

Minutes
Audio
JUNE 1 7 pm Electronic

Agenda

Staff Report

Audio

AUG
Summer Update

17 7 pm Electronic PowerPoint Audio

 

SEAC Agendas and Minutes

SEAC meeting Agendas are posted no later than the Friday before each meeting. All notes recorded in the Minutes are paraphrased by the recorder.

 

2019 Agenda/Minutes

Meeting Date Materials
January 14, 2019 Draft Agenda
Minutes
February 4, 2019 Draft Agenda
Minutes
March 4, 2019 Draft Agenda
Approved March 4 Minutes
April 1, 2019 Draft Agenda
Approved April 1 Minutes
May 6, 2019 Draft Agenda
Approved May 6 Minutes
June 3, 2019 Draft Agenda June 3 Minutes

 

2018 Agenda/Minutes

Meeting Date Materials
December 17, 2018 Draft Agenda
Minutes – December 2018 SEAC meeting
November 5, 2018 SEAC Agenda
Minutes – November 2018 SEAC meeting
October 1, 2018 Agenda
Minutes
Draft minutes (September)
Department Update
ADHD Presentation
September 12, 2018 Draft SEAC Agenda
Draft June SEAC Meeting Minutes
September Leadership and Learning Department Update
Staff Announcements
June 18, 2018 Agenda
Staff Report
Parents as Partners Conference Motion
Letter to SEAC
Approved May Minutes
May 7, 2018 Agenda
Department Update
SEAC Survey Report
SEAC Survey open ended questions
Motion – Community Living Representative
Draft minutes (April 9)
Minutes
April 9, 2018 Agenda
Proposed Motion - Independant Review
Proposed Motion - SEAC by laws
Minutes - March 5
March 5, 2018 Agenda
Department Update
Motion - Learning Disabilities Representative
Updated Motion
Presentation - Balancing the Budget
February 5, 2018 Agenda - Minutes
Revised Motion
Staff Report
SEAC Chair Report
January 15, 2018 Agenda - Minutes
Motion #6 Need for TDSB to Establish A Policy on "Refusals to Admit"
Department Update
SEAC Chair Report
 

 

2017 Agenda/Minutes

Meeting Date Materials
December 7, 2017 Agenda - Minutes
Chair's Report
Motion #6 Need for TDSB to Establish A Policy on "Refusals to Admit"
Special Education and Section 23 Department Update
Individual Education Plan (IEP)
Identification, Placement & Review Committee (IPRC)
In-School Support Team & School Support Team
Parent Concern Protocol
IEP Consultation Letter
November 6, 2017 Agenda - Minutes
Chair's Report
Motion #6 TDSB Exclusion Policy
Department Update
October 2, 2017 Agenda - Minutes
Chair's Report
Special Education and Section 23 Department Update
Motion #6 TDSB Policy and Procedures on Refusals to Admit a Student
Guide to Special Education for Parents and Guardians
September 11, 2017 Agenda - Minutes
Chair's September Report
Executive Superintendent's Department Update
HSP Fact Sheet
Q&A on Universal Screening Process - Revised
June 5, 2017 Agenda - Minutes
Chair's Report
Department Update - Executive Superintendent
Friends of Beverley Comments on Motion #5
Friends of Beverley Comments on Motion #5 Presentation (Word, PDF)
SEAC Draft Motion #6
HSP Parent Letter
Multi-Year Digital Accessibility Plan
Refusal To Admit Students
Membership Business
Individual Education Plan (IEP) (PDF, Word)
Identification, Placement & Review Committee (IPRC) (PDF, Word)
Special Education Program Recommendation Committee (SEPRC) (Word, PowerPoint)
In-School Support Team & School Support Team (IST) (PDF, Word)
Parent Concern Protocol (PDF, Word)
May 1, 2017 Agenda - Minutes
Chair's Report
SEAC Draft Motion #6
Department Update - Executive Superintendent Accessibility Standards Policy Review (PDF, Word)
Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities Policy Review (PDF, Word)
Policy Review Process Phases (PDF, Word)
Boardroom A/V Replacement and Webcast Hub for Multi-User Groups (PDF, Word)
Trustee Report
SEAC Parent Survey Results as of March 2017 TDSB SEAC Report
April 3, 2017 Agenda - Minutes
Chair's Report
SEAC Draft Motion #5
HSP Staff Report for Receipt
HSP Letter to parents
Inclusion in the TDSB
March 20, 2017 Agenda - Minutes
Chair's Report
SEAC Motion #5
Backgrounder to Motion #5
TDSB Exclusions policy
Department Update - Executive Superintendent
Trustee Report
February 6, 2017 Agenda - Minutes
Chair's Report
Special Education and Section 23 Department Update
SEAC Draft Motion
Nipissing Correspondence
The updated Budget Timeline(PDF, Word)
Preliminary 3 Year Financial Projections(PDF, Word)
GSN Funding Consultation Report and Feedback(PDF, Word 1, Word 2)
2015-2016 Special Education Funding and Expenditure Report(PDF, Word)
January 16, 2017 Agenda - Minutes
Chair's Report
Trustee Report
Special Education and Section 23 Department Update
Special Education Workshops for 2017 Parent Conference

 

2016 Agenda/Minutes

Meeting Date Materials
January 11, 2016 Agenda - Minutes
February 1, 2016 Agenda
Chair's Report
Inclusion
Minutes
March 7, 2016 Agenda - Minutes
Chair's Report
Renewal Backlog
Presentation
April 5, 2016 Agenda
Chair's Report
Minutes
May 2, 2016 Minutes
SEAC Chair presentation to May PSSC
June 13, 2016 Agenda - Minutes
Chair's Report
Revised 4 Motions
SEAC Questions for Staff Response
SEAC June TCS Report
June 2016 UDL PPT
PPT Review of a Secondary School
 September 12, 2016 SEAC Agenda - Minutes
Supplemental Chair's Report
SEAC Chair Report
Integrated Equity Framework Action Plan
October 24, 2016 SEAC Agenda - Minutes
SEAC Chair Report
A Vision For Learning Powerpoint
A Vision For Learning Word
Integrated Equity Framework Action Plan
Together We're Better
Staff Responses
November 7, 2016 SEAC Agenda - Minutes
SEAC Chair Report
Integrated Equity Framework
Toronto Family Network Backgrounder Word
Toronto Family Network Backgrounder PDF
Toronto Family Network Suggested Resources List Word
Toronto Family Network Suggested Resources List PDF
Toronto Family Network Presentation to SEAC Word
Toronto Family Network Presentation to SEAC PDF
 December 5, 2016 SEAC Agenda Minutes
SEAC Chair Report
Preliminary draft of motion for SEAC's consideration on how TDSB can strengthen inclusion for students with special education needs
Executive Superintendent Report
Keep it Simple Resource Word
Keep it Simple Resource PDF
Summary of Decisions
Vision for Learning Word
Vision for Learning PPT
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