Special Education
Parent Advisory Council

The mission of the Roseville Area Schools Special Education Advisory Council is:

Parents, guardians, and educators coming together to support and advise administrators of Roseville Area Schools in meeting the needs of students (birth-21 years old) who receive special education services within the district.

The Guiding Principles of the Roseville Area Schools Special Education Advisory Council are to:

  • Provide a forum for stakeholders to conduct scheduled meetings where they collaboratively identify and encourage the use of best practices in special education.

  • Serve as an information source to all stakeholders regarding the special education programs and policies of Roseville Area Schools.

  • Interact with organizations within Roseville Area Schools, as well as other community entities, to encourage meaningful opportunities for participation of students with special needs.

There are five or six meetings of the Special Education Advisory Council held during the school year from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The Council meets at the District Center Superintendent's Conference Room unless otherwise noted. Please contact the Special Education Office at 651-635-1642 for further information.

The Special Education Advisory Council attempts to have parent representation from each school in the district. If you would like more information about the SEAC, or have questions about special education that you would like to discuss with a parent, please contact one of the representatives below.

Parent Representative



Paul Haugland 651-335-6985 phaugland@comcast.net
Joy Lehman 651-488-1762 joy.lehman@mpls.k12.mn.us


Minnesota law requires each school district in the state to have a SEAC although it does not specify how the groups should be organized or what duties they should perform. As a result, each SEAC may have a unique mission and structure.

Minnesota Statute 125A.24 PARENT ADVISORY COUNCILS

In order to increase the involvement of parents of children with disabilities in district policy making and decision making, school districts must have a special education advisory council that is incorporated into the district's special education system plan.

(1) This advisory council may be established either for individual districts or in cooperation with other districts who are members of the same special education cooperative.

(2) A district may set up this council as a subgroup of an existing board, council, or committee.

(3) At least half of the designated council members must be parents of students with a disability. When a nonpublic school is located in the district, the council must include at least one member who is a parent of a nonpublic school student with a disability, or an employee of a nonpublic school if no parent of a nonpublic school student with a disability is available to serve. Each local council must meet no less than once each year. The number of members, frequency of meetings, and operational procedures are to be locally determined.


Please Contact Carrie Hayne at 651-635-1642 for further information.