The District of Columbia's State Advisory Panel (SAP) on Special Education is required by federal law.
The Federal Individuals with Disabilities Education ACT (IDEA) requires that each State operate a statewide advisory panel. In accordance with the law, the District of Columbia has a State Advisory Panel (SAP) on Special Education. The purpose of SAP is to advise Office of the State Superintendent (OSSE) and its Division of Specialized Education (DSE) on unmet needs of students with disabilities, including the development of evaluations, reports, and corrective action plans in response to federal monitoring, and implementing policies and procedures to coordinate services for students with disabilities.
SAP enables OSSE in seeking meaningful input from parents, community partners, service providers, and school administrators on local issues relative to the provision of services and supports to students with IEPs and disabilities.
SAP meetings are open to the public.
OSSE provides this website for SAP members to share information among themselves and to inform the public on the work of the Panel. To learn more about the Panel, select from the topics below.
Select from the following topics for more details:
2015-16 (July 1, 2016)
State Advisory Panel on Special Education - Bylaws (adopted October 18, 2007) [PDF]
2011-12 Calendar of Meetings
2010-11 Calendar of Meetings
SAP Fact Sheet:
Sheryl Hamilton, Director of Community Learning and School Support
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