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State Advisory Council for Special Education (SACSE)

Purpose

To provide policy guidance with respect to special education and related services for children with disabilities in the State (34 CFR 300.167).
 

Responsibilities

Advise the State of unmet needs in the education of children with disabilities, comment publicly on any rules or regulations proposed by the State regarding the education of students with disabilities, advise the State in developing evaluations and reporting data to the U.S. Office of Special Education, advise the State in developing corrective action plans to address findings identified in federal monitoring reports and advise the State in developing and implementing services for children with disabilities (34 CFR 300.169).
 

Membership

Individuals with disabilities; parents or guardians of children or youth with disabilities; teachers, representatives of institutions of higher education that prepare special education and related services personnel; state and local education officials, including officials who carry out activities of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act; administrators of programs for children and youth with disabilities; representatives of other State agencies involved in the financing or delivery of related services to children with disabilities; representatives of private schools and public charter schools; a representative of a vocational, community or business organization concerned with the provision of transition services to children with disabilities; a representative from the State child welfare agency responsible for foster care; and representatives from the state juvenile and adult corrections agencies (34 CFR 300.168).
 
If you have a disability and need assistance in order to participate in a meeting, please contact Khansaa Bakri at (503) 947-5823 or khansaa.bakri@ode.state.or.us, within 7-10 business days prior to a meeting so that necessary arrangements can be made.
 

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