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Special Education Advisory Council (SEAC)

The ReNEW Schools Special Education Advisory Council (SEAC) is an opportunity for parents, network staff, and community stakeholders to provide advice and feedback regarding special education policies, procedures, and resources. The members of ReNEW Schools SEAC shall engage in outreach activities in the community to increase the level of knowledge, support, and collaboration in regard to special education. The council will consist of at least 8 members, with parents of students with exceptionalities making up 50% of the membership. New members will be appointed at the start of a school term. The ReNEW Schools SEAC will meet at least three times per school year.

23-24 SEAC Members

Dr. Mary Cole-Bush: Chairperson
Sandra Stewart: Parent, ReNEW Laurel Elementary
Cleveland Harris Jr.: Parent, ReNEW Schaumburg Elementary
Deyanira Sanchez: Parent, ReNEW Dolores T. Aaron
Valencia Douglas: Parent, Early Childhood Program
Jennifer Boyce: Teacher
Karlette Jones: Special Education Stakeholder
Stacy Marino: Special Education Stakeholder

If you are interested in serving on the ReNEW Schools SEAC, CLICK HERE to complete the application. Applicants may include: parents of students with exceptionalities, teachers, principals, paraprofessionals, and special education stakeholders. New members are notified at the start of each school term, unless a vacancy is to be filled.

All ReNEW families, stakeholders, and community members are invited to participate in ReNEW Schools SEAC meetings. SEAC meetings are virtual. Meeting information is as follows.

2025-2025 SEAC Meetings

  • September 25, 2024 5:30-6:30PM
  • November 20, 2024 5:30-6:30PM
  • January 29, 2025 5:30-6:30PM
  • March 26, 2024 5:30-6:30PM
  • April 23, 2025 5:30-6:30PM
Zoom Meeting Information for SEAC Meetings
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81342158680?pwd=amdDd2RLallwVFR2WWc3TTQvZmZXZz09
Dial in: +1 312 626 6799 US
Meeting ID: 813 4215 8680
Password: 568493
Past Meeting Agendas & Minutes

SEAC Annual Report

2023-2024 Annual Report

What is the role of the SEAC?

The purpose of the SEAC is to provide advice and feedback regarding special education policies, procedures, and resources. The SEAC is also intended to engage in outreach activities to increase the level of community knowledge, support, and collaboration in regard to special education.

What are membership requirements for the SEAC?

The number of council members and composition of the council shall be determined by the local public school superintendent or the administrative head of each charter school or other public school. However the council’s membership shall be composed as follows:
  • Fifty percent (50%) of the membership shall be parents (who are not employees of ReNEW Schools) or legal guardians of students with an exceptionality, other than gifted and talented, who are enrolled in a school under the jurisdiction of or who are receiving special education services from the public school governing authority.
  • At least one (1) member shall be a teacher, principal, or paraprofessional who serves students with exceptionalities and who work with ReNEW Schools .
  • Ten percent (10%) of the membership shall be special education stakeholders.
  • The council shall be composed of at least eight (8) members.

How often does the SEAC meet?

The SEAC shall meet at least three times a year.If you have any questions concerning ReNEW Schools SEAC, please contact the Chief of Student Support Services.

If you have any questions concerning ReNEW Schools SEAC, please contact the Chief of Student Support Services.
ReNEW Schools
Dr. Mary Cole-Bush, Chief of Student Support Services
Phone: 504-323-4534
Email: mcole-bush@renewschools.org
Fax: 877-825-6007
FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

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Enrollment

Registration Opens June 5th

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