Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC)

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The Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) of Chesapeake Public Schools is appointed by each local school board to advise the school board through the division superintendent. The composition of the committee shall include parents of children with disabilities, persons with disabilities, community representatives and one teacher representative. School employees and school board members act as consultants to SEAC. A wide variety of disabilities is represented by these parents as well as a broad geographic representation of different boroughs of the city.

General Meeting dates and locations for the 2019 – 2020 school year:

(Each SEAC General Meeting begins at 7:00 p.m.)

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 –  Multi-Purpose Room, School Administration Building, 312 Cedar Road
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 – Multi-Purpose Room, School Administration Building, 312 Cedar Road
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 – Multi-Purpose Room, School Administration Building, 312 Cedar Road
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 – Multi-Purpose Room, School Administration Building, 312 Cedar Road

Business Planning Meeting dates and locations for the 2019-2020 school year:

(Each SEAC Business Planning Meeting begins at 6:00 p.m.)

*July Summer SEAC Member Training, Time & Location – TBD

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 – Major Hillard Library, 824 Old George Washington Hwy. N
Tuesday, September 10, 2019- Greenbrier Library, Meeting Room, 214 Volvo Parkway
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 – Central Library, Meeting Room, 298 Cedar Road
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 – Indian River Library, 2320 Old Greenbrier Road
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 – TBD
Tuesday, April 21, 2020 – TBD
Tuesday, June 23, 2020 – TBD

The functions of the Special Education Advisory Committee shall be as follows:

  • Advise the local division of needs in the education of children with disabilities.
  • Participate in the development of priorities and strategies for meeting the identified needs of children with disabilities.
  • Submit periodic reports and recommendations regarding the education of children with disabilities to the division superintendent for transmission to the local school board.
  • Assist the local school division in interpreting plans to the community for meeting the special needs of children with disabilities for educational service.
  • Review the policies and procedures for the provision of special education and related service prior to submission to the local school board.
  • Participate in the review of the local school division’s annual plan.

Chesapeake Public Schools Special Education Department is pleased to publish the list of committee members for the 2019-2020 Special Education Advisory Committee. Interested parties may contact the SEAC members via email at or feel free to leave a message with the Office of Special Education at 757-494-7600. Please follow us on Facebook @ ChesapeakeSEACCommittee.

2019-2020 SEAC Members:

Committee Members

Amanda Raymond, Chairperson
Gina Krause, Vice Chairperson
JoAnn Gabris, Secretary
Kim Fillius, Committee Member
Allison Harihan, Teacher Representative
Keri Peko, Committee Member
Tiffany Reynolds, Committee Member
Koshua Stratton Taylor, Committee Member

Consultants
Clarysa Kelly, Special Education Administrator
Dr. Lisa Perkins, Assistant Director of Special Education
Dr. Craig Pinello, Director of Special Education

School Board Consultants
Samuel L. Boone, Jr.
Harry A. Murphy