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Mission and Vision


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.


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.


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.

UPCOMING SEDAC Meetings / training sessions, via zoom

OCTOBER 27, 2020-Please join us for an evening of engaged conversations on:
Inclusion, Parent Education  and Parent Outreach
Amy Fickenscher and Jennifer Mayman are your hosts ! 
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Individualized Education Plan (IEP) Training

Tuesday, september 29, 7:00 − 8:30 PM, Part 1, and TUESDAY, october 6, 7:00 − 8:30 PM, PART 2

The Special Education District Advisory Committee (SEDAC) is hosting two Individual Education Plan (IEP) training sessions for parents, September 29 and October 6. All are welcome to attend.

Karen Breslow, Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) Coordinator, will lead these training sessions.  Part 1 will focus on the IEP development and components as well as parent participation.  Part 2 will focus on distance learning considerations and accommodation.

 Ms. Breslow brings deep knowledge and experience with special education including IEP procedures, legal requirements and compliance. The training sessions will be held via Zoom.

IEP Training, Parts 1 and 2: Video and Resources


do you have a private Special education question you want to ask?

Please complete this form to share a private concern related to your child's IEP program.

have questions?

If you have any questions about SEDAC, please contact SEDAC Chairperson, Amy Fickenscher (  

Future sedac meetings, 2020-2021

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. 

All meetings will be held from 7:00 - 8:30 pm.

  • October 6, 2020 (IEP Training, Part 2)
  • October 27, 2020
  • December 1, 2020
  • January 26, 2021
  • February 23, 2021
  • April 20, 2021
  • May 25, 2021

past Meeting minutes, videos and Related content

April 21, 2020

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.


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.