Definitions for "State Education Agency"
the agency or office within each state that oversees special education requirements and coordinates special education programs and services for public school systems in that state.
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments of 1997 defines “State educational agency” as the State board of education or other agency or officer primarily responsible for the State supervision of public elementary and secondary schools, or, if there is no such agency, an officer or agency designated by the Governor or by State law.
A state education agency (SEA) is the component of state government that is primarily responsible for the state supervision of public elementary and secondary schools.