What is the Special Education Advisory Committee?

The Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) works with the School Board, administrators, educators and parents of children with disabilities. In Virginia, this committee is mandated for every school district by the regulations governing special education programs for children with disabilities.

2022-2023 Committee Members


  • Aleisha Manson:  Chair
  • Sharmonique Taylor Burrow: Co-Chair
  • Cynthia White:  Secretary


  • Latrelle Coleman
  • Sameka Mallory
  • Sandra Moore
  • Lisa Witt
  • LaTonya Worrell

What are the functions of the Special Education Advisory Committee?

  • Advise the School Board of unmet needs in the education of children with disabilities
  • Assist the school division in the formulation and development of long-range plans designed to provide needed educational services for children with disabilities
  • Participate in the development of priorities and strategies for meeting the identified needs of children with disabilities
  • Review the school system’s annual updated special education plan and applications for federal funding
  • Assist the local school division to enhance community awareness and understanding of special education services

Why should you attend the meetings?

This committee offers a way to get to know other parents, be informed about what is going on in Dinwiddie County Public Schools and work with the school division and make recommendations to determine how special education can meet the needs of children with disabilities. Meetings are open to the public.  Public comments can be submitted at meetings or by using the form below.

Public Comment Form

If you have questions, please call Dr. Robin Pelt, exceptional education instructional specialist, at 804-469-4389 ext 7. All meetings will be held virtually via Google Meet unless otherwise noted.

The Special Education Advisory Committee meetings are held from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. unless otherwise indicated:

  • August 4:  Planning Meeting
  • September 8:  Planning Meeting
  • October 6:  Business Meeting: IEP Information and Parents
  • November 3:  Community Engagement Subcommittee Meeting
  • December 1:  Business Meeting: ADHD
  • January 5:  Membership Subcommittee Meeting
  • February 2:  Business Meeting: Supporting Behaviors
  • March 2:  Planning Meeting
  • April 13:  Business Meeting: Special Education Annual Plan/Autism
  • May 4:  Planning Meeting

How do I join the meeting?

Click on this link  https://meet.google.com/aqa-qkyh-zcq to join the meeting online.

Or, If you wish to join by phone, call 1-662-506-2329‬ (use PIN: ‪926 324 391‬# ).

Meeting QR Code

Special Education Advisory Committee Meeting QR Code

Interested in becoming a member of the SEAC?

Please complete the SEAC Membership Application by clicking here.  Membership selections are made in April.  Click here to join our mailing list for the latest information on special education, webinars, and community events.