Special Education Administrative Team
The Special Education Administrative Team (SEAT) will implement a new structure designed to support the decision-making and problem-solving functions of school-based special education teams. Beginning the week of September 6th, two Special Education Advisory Teams (SEATs) will be launched. Each SEAT is made up of the Area Director for that region, appropriate district administrators and content specialists. The Team will be chaired by the Area Director. Teams meet from 2:00-4:30 on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Please make sure you have a time arranged by the Monday or Wednesday prior at 12:00pm, or we will schedule a time for the next available day.
School-based teams are encouraged to schedule a time to meet with a SEAT when faced with a difficult case or impending decision, such as when the team
(a) is considering making a recommendation for a special class or
special school placement,
(b) is thinking of requesting an instructional assistant for a student, or
(c) wants to discuss a problem and possible solutions with others.
For purposes of SEAT consultation, the school-based team is represented by a case manager who may be accompanied by a second team member, if desired. The case manager is responsible for bringing summary documentation to share with the SEAT (including relevant assessment information, previous special education services, history of intervention attempts, and presentation of possible/proposed solutions) and being prepared to answer relevant questions. The school-based team is allocated a 20-minute time slot to (1) present information about the student, (2) answer questions from the Team, and (3) receive feedback from the SEAT.
The case manager will need to contact the support person for the team and schedule time for the case discussion. Once scheduled, appropriate support staff (Directors, Content Specialists, etc.) will be notified to assist at the meetings.
West Area meetings will be held at Student Services Center
Call Sandy Prezant at 472-0719 to schedule
East Area meetings will be held at SHARP
Call Phyllis Smith at 472-0723 to schedule
Please remember to schedule a time no later than 12:00pm on the Monday or Wednesday before the desired day.