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Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC)

SEAC Purpose:
SEAC is a committee of parents and district staff whose purpose is to provide support, input and guidance on all areas of schooling affecting students with special needs. SEAC works proactively in concert with staff to promote a culture of care and inclusion. SEAC provides feedback related to MBUSD's Special Education Top Ten Plan, academics, safety and social and emotional wellness of Manhattan Beach students with special needs.
Click here to watch a video of MBUSD's CAC Award recipients for the 2020-2021 school year. 
2021-2022 SEAC Meeting Dates:

Below are the scheduled SEAC meeting dates for this school year 2021-2022.  Please mark your calendars.


Date: Time: Location:
Tuesday, May 17, 2022 9:00 am 
Manhattan Beach Unified School District Board Room 
325 South Peck Ave.,
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266


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If you have any questions, please contact the Special Education Department Administrative Assistant, Samantha Pena at .


Meeting Flyers:
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Meeting Agendas:
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Meeting Presentations:
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May 17, 2022 - Coming Soon 
SEAC School Site Representatives:
Name: Email:
Carrie Wetsch,
Mira Costa High School
SEAC Leadership Member
Jessica Cornelison,
Manhattan Beach Middle School
SEAC Leadership Member
Kate Malik, 
Manhattan Beach Middle School
Yea-Lan Chiang,
Robinson Elementary School
SEAC Leadership Member
Laurie Mansfield,
Robinson Elementary School
Andrea Zislis,
Grand View Elementary School
Rosalie Rapasa,
Meadows Elementary School
Cynthia Putnam,
Pennekamp Elementary School
Gretchen Newman,
Pacific Elementary School
Jennifer Arena,
Pacific Elementary School
Corey Newman,
For School Site Representative applications, please reach out to Yea-Lan Chiang via email: