The Bristol Warren Special Education Advisory Committee was formed in November, 2000. The Advisory Committee is made up of parents, special educators, general educators, administrators and community members.
Our goal is to provide every family in the district with the information and resources needed to promote success and inclusion throughout the community.
Part of the BWRSD SEAC mission is to disseminate information on district, state and federal special education issues, provide a forum for parent information and support, and act as a local resource for families with concerns about their child's educational needs. Our committee is comprised of a diverse group of individuals, including parents, students, teachers, administrators, school committee members, therapists, and anyone else with a concern for our children who receive special education services. The SEAC is interested in what is happening with all of our children, in all of our schools, in the area of special education. As our meeting attendance numbers continue to grow, it is, unfortunately, impossible for us to address each parent's personal individual concerns, as a whole committee, during our limited meeting time.
Because our meeting time as a committee is limited, it is imperative that our agenda items be addressed. This is the time that we review old and new committee business, along with receiving important updates and information from the Director of Student Support Services and the School Committee in regards to the state of special education services in Bristol Warren. Therefore, we would like to reserve time at the end of each meeting for the purpose of providing support, information or resources to parents with a specific, individual concern. This allows time for committee members to more effectively focus on assisting the individual with their issues and concerns. We understand parents attend our meetings to access support with problem solving, and we want to make sure we have ample time to provide that support, along with addressing the business of the SEAC.
Who are we?
Parents, teachers, administrators, therapists, and anyone else with a concern for children who receive special education services.
What do we do?
- We inform parents about special education issues and encourage their support.
- We disseminate information on state and federal education issues.
- We sponsor a variety of training courses in conjunction with several agencies.
- We provide a forum for parent information and support.
- We report to the School Committee and attend their meetings.
- We act as a local resource for families with concerns about their child's educational needs.
- We give strength to our individual concerns about special education by acting as a group.
When and where do we meet?
All SEAC Meetings take place at Oliver Administration Building (or virutally), 151 State Street, Bristol at 6:00pm.
See below for our next meeting and upcoming information.
How can YOU become involved?
Attend any of our meetings with or without membership. We encourage new members to join.
Please call 253-4000 x5125 with any questions or comments that you have about any of our meetings.
November 18, 2020
January 20, 2021
March 17, 2021
May 12, 2021