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Someone once said "Forget the answers; focus on asking the right questions." Influential leaders who bring about change are not necessarily the people who have the right answers. Effective leaders do, however, share this common trait: they ask the right questions.

If you are a parent of a child receiving special education services and serve as a representative on your school district’s special education advisory committee, knowing what questions to ask is essential to your effectiveness.

PACER, Key Questions for a Parent Leader to Ask, 2006

What is a SEAC?

A SEAC (pronounced “seek”) is an acronym for Special Education Advisory Council. Read more >>>

Minnesota Statute

Minnesota law requires each school district in the state to have a special education advisory council (SEAC). Read more >>>

Mission and Goals

SEACs that have a clear mission and goals tend to be productive and effective. Read more >>>

Parents Role on a SEAC

To learn more about SEACs, attend a meeting. Read more >>>


Locate the answers to the questions frequently asked about SEACs. Read more >>>

Visit: PACER Center | Minnesota Department of Education | State Special Education Advisory Panel

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