Cumberland Special Education Advisory Committee

The Cumberland Special Education Advisory Committee serves as an advisory group on matters concerning the unmet needs of students with disabilities in Cumberland.  Our purpose is to increase the involvement of parents of children with disabilities in making recommendations regarding special education policy issues.

 All meetings will take place at 6 pm with the location to be determined.

Meeting Dates:

October 18, 2023 – North Cumberland Middle School- Cafeteria
November 15, 2023 – Ashton @ Transitional Building- Media Center
January 17, 2024 – BFNorton- Media Center
March 20, 2024 – Community School- Media Center
May 15, 2024 – Garvin- New Cafeteria Hopefully!!

Who We Are

The C-SEAC is a parent-led committee working to foster open communication among parents, teachers,
administrators, and the Cumberland School Committee regarding special education supports and services
provided to children in the Cumberland School System.

What We Do

The C-SEAC meets regularly throughout the school year to discuss and advise on:
● Special education services and programs
● Unmet needs of children receiving special education services through the Cumberland School System
● Local compliance with state and federal laws, and regulations

How to Get Involved

Attend a Meeting:

The C-SEAC meets a minimum of four times during the school year. Every C-SEAC meeting is open to the
public and all are welcome to participate. Meeting information will be available through the C-SEAC website,
the C-SEAC Facebook group, email list, The Valley Breeze, as well as your school’s office and the Cumberland
Special Services Office. To find out more information or join our email list, please contact the C-SEAC at

Become a Member:

To become a member you must complete a membership enrollment form and attend meetings on a regular basis.
Only C-SEAC members hold voting rights. Voting allows members to decide which activities the C-SEAC will
address during the school year.
Non-member participants may attend meetings, give input, and sit on subcommittees but may not participate in
a formal vote.


Cumberland School Department
Special Services Office
2602 Mendon Road
Cumberland, RI 02864
401-658-1600 x 313

Rhode Island Department of Education
255 Westminster Street
Providence, RI 02903

Rhode Island Parents Information Network (RIPIN)
300 Jefferson Blvd.
Warwick, RI
401-270-0101 or 800-464-3399

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