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SEAC Function 5

Advise Regarding Development of Policies Related to Coordination of Services for Students with IEPs

The State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) submitted to the U.S. Department of Education (USED) takes into consideration the SEAC’s thinking about the coordination of efforts across offices as well as the early literacy priority area and its related targets. SEAC’s annual unmet needs priorities align with the Michigan Department of Education’s (MDE).

SEAC has identified two priorities for the 2022-2023 school year (Function 1). In planning for the work to be accomplished during this year, SEAC will invite numerous people from various offices with expertise in the areas stated in the priorities. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Dr. Scott Koenigsknecht, MDE Deputy Superintendent, P-20 System and Student Transitions
  • Teri Rink, Director, MDE Office of Special Education (OSE)
  • Members of the OSE staff from the administration unit, performance reporting unit, program accountability unit, and the program finance unit
  • Dr. Kim St. Martin, Director,  Michigan's Multi-Tiered System of Supports Technical Assistance Center (MiMTSS)
  • Members of the MiMTSS staff and partnering organizations
  • Members of SEAC representing a melting pot of agencies, organizations, parents of students with disabilities, and persons with disabilities, all of whom are invested in promoting positive outcomes for all Michigan students with disabilities
  • Dr. Sheryl Kennedy, MDE Legislative Liaison
  • Nanette Hanson, MDE Michigan Teacher of the Year (MTOY)
  • Michigan State Board of Education members