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Special Education Advisory Council

Special Education Advisory Council

Numerous supports are available to families and students to help them through this stressful time, including a mental health support line 612.767.4158; please visit the Mental Health Support page for more information and resources.

Our educators are also committed and focused on providing students with social emotional learning (SEL). Staff will be providing students and families with SEL guidance in both paper and digital formats as part of Distance Learning. Your teacher and principal can provide more information upon request.

resource list of public benefits is also available. If you have questions about other resources, please contact Thaddeus Lesiak in our Family Resource Center at 612.668.4281.

Tips for Parents During School Closures - By Sarah Washington

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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.
Percentage of Students in Each Disability Area per MPS Child Count on December 1, 2017
Percentage of Students in Each Disability Area per MPS Child Count on December 1, 2017