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End of School Year – SEAC meeting – Monday, June 16, 2014

Please join us for the final SEAC meeting for this school year,

          Monday, June 16, 2014- 5:30 p.m. at the Parent Resource Center
(located behind the OLD Bowling Green Elementary School in the trailer)

We will review the school year at this meeting and make plans for next school year.
Why do we do all of this???  See the VA regulations excerpt below:

The special education regulations pertaining to local SEACs provide a great deal of flexibility to localities as they implement this requirement.  The regulations at 8 VAC 20-81-230 D state that:

D. A local advisory committee for special education, appointed by each local school board, shall advise the school board through the division superintendent.

1. Membership.

  1. A majority of the committee shall be parents of children with disabilities or individuals with disabilities.
  2. The committee shall include one teacher.
  3. Additional local school division personnel shall serve only as consultants to the committee.

2. The functions of the local advisory committee shall be as follows:

  1. Advise the local school division of needs in the education of children with disabilities;
  2. Participate in the development of priorities and strategies for meeting the identified needs of children with disabilities;
  3. Submit periodic reports and recommendations regarding the education of children with disabilities to the division superintendent for transmission to the local school board;
  4. Assist the local school division in interpreting plans to the community for meeting the special needs of children with disabilities for educational services;
  5. Review the policies and procedures for the provision of special education and related services prior to submission to the local school board; and
  6. Participate in the review of the local school division’s annual plan, as outlined in subdivision B.2. of this section.

3. Public notice shall be published annually listing the names of committee members and including a description of ways in which interested parties may express their views to the committee.

4. Committee meetings shall be held at least four times in a school year and shall be open to the public.

Meeting updates can be found on:

SEAC email:
All meetings are open to the public

SEAC = Special Education Advisory Committee

The major purpose of SEACs is to provide an opportunity for parents, families and other school board appointees to have a voice in the way school divisions provide services to students with disabilities. SEACs are extensions of local school boards since members are appointed by them, and SEACs provide reports and recommendations to their school boards.


Family Relationship Series Workshop

relationship series 5-2014



Session 1-***ONLY-Monday, May 12th—1pm or 6pm (this is a change)***
Sessions 2 and 3—Wednesdays-May 21, 28, 2014

1:00 pm OR 6:00 pm – FREE CLASSES!
Choose day or evening classes —PLEASE REGISTER!!

Click to view/print flyer:  Family Relationship Series flyer-May2014revised5-5-14

Join us at the Parent Resource Center as we learn ways to build healthy family relationships, communicate effectively to de-escalate crisis situations/behaviors and resolve conflicts.
Receive a FREE manual upon completion of all 3 sessions by a certified Mandt Instructor. 
Providing for the needs of children, no matter their age, or providing for the needs of our own parents whose age or condition now requires that we provide care is a difficult and sometimes challenging task at all levels.
Choose day or evening classes.  Please register!


10th Annual Family Fair Registration NOW OPEN!!!!

The 10th Annual Family Fair is scheduled for Saturday, March 22, 2014 – Caroline Middle School – 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Click on the link >Family Fair flyer 2014-revFINAL to view the flyer.

Family Fair 2014 flyer-pic (618x1052) (2)

To register online

Family Fair registration is open!!!  Pre-registration is Preferred by March 15, 2014