The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires all States to establish and maintain an advisory panel for the purpose of providing policy guidance with respect to special education and related services for children with disabilities (34 C.F.R. §§300.167). In compliance with IDEA, the District of Columbia established the panel through the Mayor’s Order 2012 – 48 issued April 5, 2012.
The State Advisory Panel on Special Education (SAPSE) meets to discuss ways in which members can advise the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) in its role as the State Education Agency (SEA) on special education and related services for children with disabilities.
The SAPSE is required to convene meetings at least four times a year. The following is a calendar of meetings scheduled for the 2019-20 term. SAP meetings are open to the public.
|Meeting Day & Date||Time|
|Public Meeting 1 | Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019||6-8 p.m.|
|Public Meeting 2 | Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019||6-8 p.m.|
|Public Meeting 3 | Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020||6-8 p.m.|
|Public Meeting 4 | Thursday, April 30, 2020||6-8 p.m.|
|SAPSE Town Hall | Saturday, June 6, 2020||9 a.m.-3 p.m.|
Location: OSSE, 1050 First St. NE, First Floor, Eleanor Holmes Norton Conference Room
Conference call line: Join Zoom Meeting | https://zoom.us/j/6703307989 | Dial in option: +1 646 558 8665 US | Meeting ID: 670 330 7989
OSSE Contact: [email protected], (202) 478-5947