Special Education Advisory Panel (SEAP)

The Minnesota Special Education Advisory Panel (SEAP) provides policy guidance for the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) with respect to special education and related services for children and youth with disabilities in Minnesota. The federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) establishes SEAP and outlines its duties.

Members are appointed by the Governor’s office through the commissioner of education. Advisory panel members include parents, individuals with disabilities, educators, teacher trainers, advocates, special education administrators, and staff from our agency and other state agencies, bringing diverse perspectives together to make recommendations on special education issues.
  • November 22, 2019 Special Education Advisory Panel presentation - 11/19/19
    Children's Cabinet, assistive technology, federal reporting, online settings
  • September 20, 2019 Special Education Advisory Panel presentation - 11/14/19
    welcome, statistics, vision, history, laws, rules, purpose and duties, updates, federal reporting, Olmstead plan
  • Special Education Advisory Panel Operating Policies and Procedures - 9/17/19
    December 2016 updates
  •  - 9/13/19
    Roster includes term end date
  •  - 9/13/19
    Expectations for members of the public and guests at Special Education Advisory Panel meetings
  •  - 8/16/19
    Guidelines for members of the public for addressing comments to the Special Education Advisory Panel.
  • Special Education Advisory Panel Annual Report - 3/8/17
    July 2015 - June 2016