About us

A Special Education Citizen's Advisory Committee (SECAC) is a committee established by the local school system to seek meaningful input from parents, community partners, service providers, educators and administrators on local issues relative to the provision of a free and appropriate public education (FAPE) to students with disabilities.

The Maryland State Code of Law (COMAR), Section 13a.05.02.13.I states that each school system in the State of Maryland will have a Special Education Citizens Advisory Committee (SECAC).  SECACs in Maryland are non-profit organizations, funded by a grant from MSDE. The MSDE description for SECACs can be found HERE.

The AACPS policy document establishing AA-SECAC can be found HERE.

AA-SECAC is a partnership between parents, families, community leaders, advocates, educators and administrators. The committee works to enhance services available to students with disabilities and to advocate for positive changes in special education in the Anne Arundel County Public Schools.

The committee is comprised of parents and supporters of children with disabilities and/or special needs, children receiving special education services, the Director of Special Education, staff members from the Division of Special Education, AACPS teachers and staff, and representatives from community groups in Anne Arundel County. All membership is voluntary.

AA-SECAC meets monthly with the director and staff of the Division of Special Education and other Anne Arundel County Public Schools staff to share information and help provide direction for special education services.

Local Resources:

County Resources/Publications for Special Education in Anne Arundel County Public Schools can be found on the AACPS Special Education website.