Special Education Advisory Council

The Burrillville Special Education Advisory Committee is the Special Education Parent Advisory Council, also known as the Local Advisory Council (LAC). BSEAC is composed of parents, educators, and the community of Burrillville working together to improve education for all of our children.

Tentative Meeting Schedule for the 2018-2019 School Year:

  • August 22 - General Meeting

  • November 13 - General Meeting

  • January 15 - Social and Emotional Standards

  • March 19-Autism Project

  • May 21 - Crisis Prevention

All BSEAC meetings are held from 6:15-7:00 PM at the Burrillville Middle School Media Center, adjacent to the School Department, 2300 Bronco Highway, Harrisville, RI. **Light refreshments will be served, and childcare is available with prior notice.**

Why do we need a Local Advisory Council (LAC)?

According to the Rhode Island Regulations Governing Special Education, Section 300.900, every school district must maintain a LAC.


Each local or regional committee shall be composed of persons involved in or concerned with the education of students with disabilities.

Functions and Responsibilities of the LAC

The committee shall advise the school district on matters concerning the unmet needs of students with disabilities, comment on improvement plans including school support plans, local compliance with state and federal laws pertaining to the education of students with disabilities, comment on applications for federal and state funds and serve as advocates in partnership with parents for students with disabilities to ensure that they receive the entitlements provided to them under state and federal laws.

How do I know if BSEAC is right for me?

  • Does your child currently receive special services?

  • Has he/she been newly referred or do you anticipate the need for services?

  • Does the idea of an IEP or 504 plan overwhelm you, or do you just want to know more about them?

  • Do you want to meet other parents or children with special needs?

  • Do you want to learn more about your child's educational rights?

If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then please come and join us!
For more information, please email us at bseac@bsd-ri.net

BSEAC Documents