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Mission and Vision

Mission

The SEDAC provides the district and Board of Trustees with recommendations on issues affecting students receiving special education services and their families. The SEDAC also provides a forum for special education stakeholders to exchange information and ideas, and gain support and resources.

Vision

The vision of the SEDAC is to engage a broad group of special education stakeholders in shaping the policies, systems, and supports offered to students receiving special education services so that these students are fully able to access the educational curriculum.

bylaws

The bylaws of the SEDAC are currently in draft form and are expected to be finalized in May, 2020. Please use this form for SEDAC Bylaws Comments.

Future sedac meetings, 2019-2020

  • Tuesday, June 2, 2020

All SMFCSD parents are invited to SEDAC meetings and announcements are sent to all SMFCSD families via our mass communication system, SchoolMessenger, the week before the meeting. Messages are sent in English and Spanish, and via email, text and voice alerts.

While we are under the COVID-19 Shelter-in-Place Order, the meetings will be held remotely and the meeting announcements will provide instructions for joining remotely. 

Meeting videos

Meeting minutes

Please see the minutes of our previous meetings:

  • April 21, 2020 [coming soon]
  • May 12, 2020 [coming soon]

Join a SEDAC WorkGroup!

Interested in getting involved? You are invited to join one of four SEDAC Workgroups focused on improving SMFCSD's Special Education program. Descriptions of each group are below.
 
Sign up with this Google Form. We appreciate your support!

summary of workgroups:

Inclusionary Practices

Work with the existing internal inclusion cohort made up of administrators, teachers and program specialists. Work will include creating a vision statement for inclusion practices, researching best practices and providing parent input and feedback.

Communication/Outreach

Work with the existing District Communications Committee to ensure continuity of communication and provide parent input/feedback.

Parent Education

Create parent training opportunities regarding parental rights and the IEP process, continue to work on a Special Education parent handbook and collaborate with the Communication/Outreach workgroup to create and share parent resources and other forums. 

SEDAC Development

Continue to build the SEDAC and determine the needs of Special Education stakeholders. This group will also identify how SEDAC can support families, provide meaningful feedback to the Board of Trustees and work collaboratively with the District.