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The SEAC is organized and functions in accordance with state and federal requirements. The Committee's functions include the following:

  • Monthly meetings with Director of the Office of Special Education;
  • Determining needs of children with disabilities within the county;
  • Developing priorities and strategies for meeting identified needs of children with disabilities;
  • Prepare and submit an annual report to the Prince William County School Board.


The SEAC is composed of representatives selected by members of the School Board and the Superintendent of Schools. Members serve without compensation.  

To apply for SEAC membership click on the link to download the application. The completed application should be emailed to PWCSSEAC@pwcs.edu.

SEAC Membership Application (PDF).


The activities of the SEAC are governed by the State of Virginia’s Special Education Advisory Committee by-laws and the Prince William County Special Education Advisory Committee by-laws. Subcommittees are established to help conduct the work of the committee. Members are assigned or volunteer to serve on subcommittees. Department of Education staff members are available at each meeting, to provide technical assistance.


The SEAC meets in regular session eight (8) times a year, on the third (3rd) Tuesday of the month, at The Kelly Leadership Center. Each regular session consists of Public Comment, Director of Special Education Time, Member Time as well as New and Old Business. Public Comment begins at 7 p.m. Parents and guardians are invited to attend. Advance notice is not needed to speak during Public Comment. Call 703-791-7287 to confirm meeting location.

3rd Tuesday of each Month
7–9 p.m. 
Kelly Leadership Center, room 2002-2004

September 17, 2019

October 15, 2019

November 19, 2019

December 17, 2019

January 21, 2020

February 18, 2020

March 17, 2020


The Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) will meet on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, at 7 p.m., in Conference Rooms 2002-2004, Edward L. Kelly Leadership Center, 14715 Bristow Road, Manassas, VA 20112.

The Annual Special Education Plan and Applications for Federal Funds will be presented to SEAC on March 17, 2020. On April 1, 2020, the plan will be presented to the Prince William County School Board. The School Board meetings begin at 6 p.m. in the School Board meeting room at Edward L. Kelly Leadership Center, 14715 Bristow Road, Manassas, VA 20112. Interested persons may attend these meetings or review a copy of the Plan at the Parent Resource Center, 703.791.8846, beginning March 18, 2020. Written comments should be forwarded no later than March 20, 2020, to Dr. Michelle M. Roper, Director, Office of Special Education, Prince William County Public Schools, P.O. Box 389, Manassas, VA 20108.All School Board and SEAC meetings are open to the public. You may contact any member to discuss your views on special education.

April 21, 2020

* PLEASE NOTE: May 19, 2020

The SEAC Meeting that will occur on Tuesday, May 19th at 7p.m. will be virtual. The meeting is open to the public and login instructions along with the agenda are available for download. The committee will discuss required business, and there will be a time for citizens to comment. Please read the "Virtual Meeting Protocol" ahead of time to ensure successful participation for everyone.


All School Board and SEAC meetings are open to the public. You may contact the Chairman, Cindy Buckley at cindybuckley4@gmail.com to discuss your views on special education.

SEAC Representatives

Kristie Bowie-Young
Superintendent Representative

Jaime Van Echo
Superintendent Representative

Yukiko Dove
At-Large Representative

Teacher Representative

Cynthia Buckley, Chairperson
Gainesville District Representative

Justin Caron
Occoquan District Representative

Beverly Brenner Hicks
Brentsville District Representative

Shelly Witte
Woodbridge District Representative

Angela Comiskey
Neabsco District Representative

Brandi Workman
Potomac District Representative

Sarah Pitkin
Coles District Representative

Superintendent Representative

Superintendent Representative