Special Education Advisory Committees (Regulation 464/97)
The Education Act [Subsection 57.1(1)] requires every district school board to establish a SEAC, whose purpose is to aid school boards in supporting students with special needs. The composition and duties of this committee are set out in Regulation 464/97. SEAC is an advisory committee to the board, whose legislated purpose is to:
- make recommendations to the board about any matter affecting the establishment, development and delivery of special education programs and services for exceptional pupils of the board
- participate in the board’s annual review of its Special Education Plan
- participate in the board’s annual budget process and review the financial statements, as they relate to special education
- provide information to parents, as requested
SEAC members are appointed by the board of education for a four-year term. Four-year terms start and end with the Municipal Election. Applications for community representative and alternate vacancies are considered in September and February each year. Members include Trustees, community members and representatives from local associations which work to further the interests and well-being of groups of exceptional children or adults.
Community Representative Application
SEAC New Member Selection Process
For contact information for the current SEAC membership, please click here.
SEAC can also be reached by email through: Lianne.firstname.lastname@example.org or by land mail to
Lianne Dixon, SEAC Liaison
Toronto District School Board
Special Education and Inclusion
5050 Yonge Street, 5th Floor