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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 have been finalized.  

UPCOMING SEDAC Meetings / training sessions, via zoom

The Special Education District Advisory Committee (SEDAC) meeting is hosting a training for parents on  Tuesday, January 12, 2021 from 7:00-pm-8:30pm.  All are welcome to attend.

Please join us once again  in welcoming Marcy Uecker and her team  from Abilitypath Family Resource Center. The presentation will cover special education services, IEP process, working with your IEP team and observing legal timelines, among others. The information that will be shared will be geared towards families who need to learn more about or are just beginning to explore the realm of special education.

Amy Fickenscher and Jennifer Mayman are your facilitators.

https://www.smcfrc.org/Downloadable-Documents

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Join Zoom Meeting https://smfcsd-net.zoom.us/j/86013333656?pwd=ajdUenVmeVpEdFZ0SU9PWEN6Ny94Zz09

 

 

Special Education resources

Please see our Special Education Resources web page for access to information to support your student and family.

 

Did you miss a SEDAC Meeting or would like to view it again?

Click HERE for recorded SEDAC meetings 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.

Join the Sedac email list

To add your email address to receive specific SEDAC information, please fill out this form

 

have questions?

If you have any questions about SEDAC, please contact SEDAC Chairperson, Amy Fickenscher (acfickens@gmail.com).  

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 8, 2020
  • January 26, 2021
  • February 23, 2021
  • April 20, 2021
  • May 25, 2021

Join a SEDAC Work Group!

Interested in getting involved? You are invited to join one of four SEDAC Work groups 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 work groups:

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 work group 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.