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Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) Vacancies

The Durham District School Board’s Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) is calling for applications for volunteer Association/Agency – Durham Chapters’ Parent/Guardian Representatives & Alternates.

What is the role of the Special Education Advisory Committee?
Under Ontario’s Education Act, every student is entitled to a program which meets their needs. In Durham, our Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) helps the Board protect the rights of students with special learning needs. SEAC provides information, advice and assistance to parents/guardians whose children may require additional support. SEAC advises and makes recommendations to the Board concerning the establishment and development of special education programs and services.

Regular SEAC meetings are held 10 times per school year and are usually the 3rd Thursday of the month. The meetings are a forum for SEAC members to discuss and provide advice on Board programs and support services for exceptional students. Meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. and include the following:
  • Review of Minutes
  • Presentations
  • Current issues and initiatives in Special Education
  • Committee Reports by members
  • Board Reports:
        a) Trustees b) Staff
  • Correspondence and Questions


You must be qualified to vote for members of the DDSB Board i.e.:
  • Be a Canadian Citizen
  • Be eighteen years of age or older
  • Be resident of its area of jurisdiction
  • Not be employed by the board
  • Meet representing association requirements

SEAC strives to maintain a balanced representation from across the region.

Interested associations or agencies should submit a letter of interest outlining how they meet the criteria to:

Darlene Forbes, Chair of SEAC
Durham District School Board
400 Taunton Road East
3RD Floor/Special Education Department
Whitby, Ontario L1R 2K6

Or via e-mail to:

For more information on the Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) please see the attached link to the SEAC Handbook or visit the DDSB website at under Programs, Special Education.

*Applications for this posting will be accepted up to 4:00 p.m., Friday, November 30, 2018. 
The DDSB SEAC committee also welcomes membership applications throughout the school year. *