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The Special Education Advisory Panel (SEAP) shall have, and will perform, functions and duties as specified by law. Responsibilities include offering advice, consultation, and recommendations to the Iowa Department of Education regarding matters concerning special education services.

Annual Reports

2021-22 Special Education Advisory Panel Annual Report

2020-21 Special Education Advisory Panel Annual Report

Meeting Dates, Agendas, and Minutes

Meeting Time and Location
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Grimes State Office Building
400 E 14th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50319-0146

If you wish to provide public comment during a meeting, please complete the Providing Public Comment for the Special Education Advisory Panel form prior to the scheduled meeting.

May 12, 2023

March 31, 2023

Feb. 24, 2023

Jan. 13, 2023 - Canceled

Nov. 18, 2022

Oct. 14, 2022

Sept. 9, 2022

Sept. 8, 2022 - Orientation for new members via Zoom.

May 13, 2022

April 1, 2022

Feb. 18, 2022

Jan. 7, 2022 - Canceled


The membership of the Panel shall consist of representatives from the public and private sectors who by virtue of their position, interest, and training, can contribute to the education of children with disabilities. A majority (51%) of the members of the Panel must be individuals with disabilities or parents of children with disabilities. Complete the SEAP Membership Application if you are interested in serving on the Special Education Advisory Panel.

Guiding Practices

The by-laws provide information that clarify the purpose, responsibility, and procedures of the Special Education Advisory Panel.

SEAP By-Laws (Revised July 2014)