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

2022-23 Special Education Advisory Panel Annual Report

2021-22 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, complete the Providing Public Comment for the Special Education Advisory Panel form prior to the scheduled meeting.

May 10, 2024

April 5, 2024

Feb. 23, 2024

Jan. 12, 2024

Nov. 17, 2023

Oct. 13, 2023

Oct. 12, 2023 - New Member Orientation (rescheduled from Sept. 7)

Sept. 8, 2023 - Canceled

May 12, 2023

March 31, 2023

Feb. 24, 2023

Jan. 13, 2023 - 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

SEAP By-Laws - Provides information clarifying the purpose, responsibility and procedures of the SEAP.