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MPS Budget
The Minneapolis Public Schools Special Education Department, in partnership with the Special Education Advisory Council, would like to invite you to a focus group about the MPS budget and conduct the budget survey. The Research, Evaluation, Assessment, and Accountability team  will conduct an in-depth focus group. These conversations will take about an hour and be facilitated by the REAA staff.   The focus group will be held on November 13th at 6:30.   The location will be the Davis Center and in room S1-435. 

All of the information gathered will be reported in the aggregate and compiled for a report to the Superintendent and the Board of Education to help inform budget decisions. Additional information can be found here: http://www.mpls.k12.mn.us/mps_budget

Option 1: Parents can recieve a $25 stipend to pay for childcare
Option 2: Childcare can be provided on site during meetings

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The Minneapolis Public Schools Special Education Advisory Council, SEAC (pronounced "seek") is a partnership between the school district and parents/guardians of Minneapolis students with disabilities. The SEAC is mandated by the state to advise the District on policy and planning through the Executive Director of Special Education.  

The SEAC is comprised of a majority of parents/guardians, and key Special Ed Department staff. The SEAC often invites leaders from other district departments in order to be informed and to lend perspective to decision making.

Vision Statement
All children, regardless of their abilities, will achieve an academic, functional and social education in the Minneapolis Public Schools from birth through transition, to maximize their life choices and opportunities.

Mission Statement

  • To increase the involvement and add the informed perspective of parents and families of children with disabilities in the making and implementation of district policies
  • To identify and promote the common concerns of special education and non-special education students alike.
  • To fulfill the requirements of Minnesota Statute 125A.24.