Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC)


  • Meets on the first Wednesday of every month from September to June.
  • Meetings are open to the public. (see previous minutes)
  • Participates in the annual review of the Board’s Special Education Plan.
  • Reviews and makes recommendations to the Board on issues concerning the special education budget.


The Education Act of Ontario requires that:

  • S57.1(1) “Every district school board shall establish a special education advisory committee.”
  • Reg. 464/97 s.11(1) “A special education advisory committee to a board may make recommendations to the board in respect of any matter affecting the establishment, development and delivery of special education programs and services for exceptional pupils of the board.”

Parents/Student Access to the Electronic Individual Education Plan Template

In response to requests from parents, and parent organizations to have access to the electronic Individual Education Plan template, the Ministry of Education has developed a pre-populated (profile section), read-only version of the electronic template. Parents and students can access the electronic IEP template by selecting this link: Ministry of Education IEP Template Username: IEPDemo Password: demo The Ministry of Education template is available in both English and French. Once logged on to the template, there are links to an Instruction Guide, as well as a link to commonly asked questions and answers that are regularly updated. Parents, students and parent organizations may also refer to The Individual Education Plan A Resource Guide (2004) for additional information about developing IEPs. The Avon Maitland District School Board Individual Education Plan template is also available for viewing: Avon Maitland DSB IEP Template

Special Education Advisory Committee Members

Members: Representatives and alternates from local associations for 2011 - 2012

Voting Members and Alternates

  • Katie Fox Chair, Foundations of Huron
  • Lynette Geddes Trustee
  • Terri Sparling Huron Perth Centre
  • Marty Krebs Vice-Chair, Member at Large
  • Carol Bennewies Member at Large
  • Jennifer Costello St. Marys and Area Community Living
  • Trevor McGregor Community Living Stratford & Area
  • Doug Pratley Trustee
  • Lisa Harper Spinal Bifida & Hydrocephalus Association of Ontario
  • Doris Barkley Perth District Health Unit

Non-Voting Members

  • Emma Bannerman Secondary Principal
  • Greg Haber Elementary Principal
  • Peggy Blair Superintendent of Education
  • Eleanor Salmon System Principal
  • Jane Morris Superintendent of Education

Alternate Members

  • Mary Lynn MacDonald Parents for Gifted Education (Alternate)
  • Randy Wagler Trustee, (Alternate)
  • Nancy Rothwell Trustee, (Alternate)

Nominations for Appointees

Special Education Advisory Committee Nominations for Appointees

Local associations/organizations that work to further the interests and well-being of exceptional children or adults are encouraged to nominate a representative to serve as a volunteer on the AMDSB Special Education Advisory Committee. Members of SEAC are:

  • at least 18 years of age;
  • a Canadian citizen;
  • live within the boundaries of the Avon Maitland District School Board;
  • and not an employee of the School Board.

Letter of Application is to be sent to: Connie Trotter, Executive Assistant Avon Maitland District School Board 62 Chalk Street, North Seaforth, ON N0K 1W0 Telephone:1-800-592-5437 Fax: (519) 527-0222 or by email to: info@fc.amdsb.ca

Upcoming SEAC Meetings

  • September 9, 2015
  • October 7, 2015
  • November 4, 2015
  • December 2, 2015
  • January 6, 2016
  • February 3, 2016
  • March 2, 2016
  • April 6, 2016
  • May 11, 2016
  • June 1, 2016
  • June 15, 2016
  • All meetings are at the Education Centre, in Seaforth, unless otherwise noted.

Agenda 2015-2016

No agendas available at this time

Minutes 2015-2016

No minutes available at this time

Approved Minutes 2014-2015

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