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Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC)

OUR VISION

To promote access of students with disabilities to a public education that cultivates unique abilities and maximizes potential.

Virginia school divisions are required to have a special education advisory committee. The purpose of the committee is to provide an opportunity for parents and other school board appointees to have a voice in the way that school divisions provide services to students with disabilities. The SEAC is a state-mandated School Board Advisory committee consisting of parents of students with disabilities, FCPS educators, and members of the community.  Anyone interested in improving the education of individuals with disabilities in Fauquier County is welcome. The SEAC works collaboratively with the Office of Special Education to identify needs in the education of students with disabilities. We submit recommendations to the Superintendent and the School Board.

Upcoming Meetings

  • September 7, 2023
  • October 5, 2023
  • November 2, 2023
  • January 4, 2024
  • February 1, 2024
  • March 14, 2024
  • May 2, 2024 (Work Session)

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SEAC May 2, 2024, Work Session Agenda

May 2, 2024, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
FCPS Central Office Complex, Bldg. A
430 E. Shirley Avenue, Warrenton

  1. Welcome, Approval of the Agenda, and Approval of March Meeting Minutes
  2. Public Comment
  3. Reports and Announcements
    1. SEAC Chair
    2. Special Education Director
    3. Parent Resource Center
  4. Old Business
    1. FCPS March Disability Awareness Month Report
    2. Remaining 2024 Meeting:  Mary 30 - Work Session
    3. 2024-25 Member Recruitment 9 (2 vacancies)
  5. New Business
    1. 2023-24 Annual Report Discussion
    2. SEAC Member Roundtable Discussion
    3. Other New Business
  6. Adjourn

Members

Current Committee Members

  • Amy Hunter, Chairperson
  • Megan Monnahan, Vice Chairperson
  • Marilyn McCombe, Secretary
  • Amanda Hazlehurst, Teacher Representative
  • Katie Jefferson, Member At Large 
  • Ashley Menwar, Member At Large
  • Kevin " Ryan" Perry, Member At Large
  • Anna Williams, Member At Large
  • Amanda Wooten, Member At Large

Consulting Members

  • Nicholas Napolitano, Executive Director of Student Services and Special Education
  • Haley Schlechta, Parent Resource Center
  • Angie Gum, Interim Director of Special Education
  • Susan Pauling, School Board Representative

Memberships

Become a SEAC Member!

All citizens are invited to attend SEAC meetings. The committee is comprised of up to eight (8) parents of students with disabilities/community members and one (1) special education teacher.

NOTE: There are currently open positions on the SEAC. Please contact the clerk of the board, Ginger Farmer at ginger.farmer@fcps1.org, for more information on becoming a member of the SEAC.

Contact SEAC

SEAC@FCPS1.org

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