Special Education Advisory Committee

Bedford County Public Schools’ Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC)

The Bedford County Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) is comprised of parents of eligible students who receive special education and/or related services and reside in the division; other interested persons from the community, and educators in the field who have an interest in special education. This committee provides advice concerning the needs of children with disabilities receiving special education services and assists in the formulation and development of services and planning to meet these needs. 

Bedford’s SEAC will meet during the months of August, September, October, December, January, February, March, and May for the 22-23 school year.  Meetings are open to the public and public comments are welcome and limited to three minutes per person for a maximum length of twenty minutes.**

The Special Education Advisory Committee meetings are scheduled as follows for the 2022-2023 school year: 

August 18, 2022 (5:45 pm - 7:15 pm)
SEAC Minutes 8.18.22.pdf
September 22, 2022 (5:45 pm - 7:15 pm)
SEAC Minutes 9.22.22.pdf
October 20, 2022 (5:45 pm - 7:15 pm)
SEAC Minutes 10.20.22.pdf
December 1, 2022 (5:45 pm - 7:15 pm) 
SEAC Minutes 12.01.22.pdf
January 26, 2023 (5:45 pm - 7:15 pm)
SEAC Worksession Minutes 9.22.22.pdf
February 23, 2023 (5:45 pm - 7:15 pm)

March 30, 2023 (5:45 pm - 7:15 pm)
SEAC Training Session


Fun Field Day at Falling Creek Park
Date:  May 20th 10am-2pm
Address:  1257 County Farm Rd Bedford, VA 

Food provided:
Hot Dogs & fixings

*All food provided by Bedford County Sheriff's Office, Bedford Police Department and Bedford County Parks & Rec*

Field Activities:
Kickball games will be held at 11pm, 12pm and 1pm
Soccer goals and balls will be provided for a leisurely play throughout the event

Vendors Confirmed and games/activities provided & much more!
DSS (Department of Social Services) - Cornhole and Ring toss
Johnson Health Center
LACIL (Lynchburg Area Center for Independent Living) - Kiddie Pool game
Ronald McDonald House
Bedford Police Department
Bedford County Sheriff's Office - Will have K9 onsite 
Bedford County Parks and Rec

May 18, 2023 (5:45 pm - 7:15 pm)


April 28, 2022 (5:45 pm - 7:15 pm)
SEAC Minutes 4-28-22.docx

May 19, 2022 (5:45 pm - 7:15 pm)
SEAC Minutes 5.19.22.docx

Location for all meetings:  310 South Bridge Street, Bedford, VA 24523


Family Supports & Services Resource Handout - SEAC.docx

Financial Supports Resource Handout-SEAC.docx

Mental and Behavioral Health -Resource Handout-SEAC.docx

Recreation Activities - Resource Handout- SEAC.docx

Transition Resource Handout - SEAC.docx

Treatment & Therapies - Resource Handout - SEAC.docx

Education Resource Handout - SEAC.docx

SEAC Bylaws update BCPS 2020.pdf

BCPS SEAC Job Description & Application.pdf
** Current Member openings-2 Forest zone, 2 Staunton River zone

***If you are interested in becoming a SEAC member please fill out the following application and fax, mail, or email to the following address:
Kelly D. Jennings
Bedford County Public Schools
PO Box 748
Bedford, VA 24523
Fax:  540-586-7703
[email protected]

2022-2023 Special Education Advisory Committee


Denise Kennedy, SEAC Chair                        Becky Wojdyla, Vice Chair      
Community Rep                                         Forest, Virginia
[email protected]                  [email protected]         


Chelsea Updike, Parent                              Aven Alford, Parent
Bedford, Virginia                                       Bedford, Virginia
                                                              [email protected]

Amber Holdren, Parent                               Dawn Roberts, Parent
Bedford, Virginia                                        Bedford, Virginia
[email protected]                                     [email protected]
Kristen Jones, Parent                                  Nicole Overstreet, Agency Representative
Vinton, Virginia                                          Blue Ridge ABA
[email protected]                                [email protected]

Dana Koenig, Teacher Representative           
[email protected]                                 
Heather Dooley, Secretary
Agency Representative
Lynchburg Area Center for Independent Living (LACIL)
[email protected]
Christopher Daniels, School Board Member Representative
[email protected]

Staff Consultant:

Kelly Jennings, M. Ed.
Director of Special Services                                                                        
P.O. Box 748                                              
Bedford, VA 24523                                      
540-586-1045 Ext.10252                             
[email protected]                        

Questions regarding the Special Education Advisory Committee can be directed to the Special Education office at 540-586-1045. 



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