Special Education Advisory Panel

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires that each state establish and maintain an advisory panel for the purpose of advising the State special education staff regarding the education of eligible children with disabilities. Federal regulations (34 C.F.R. §300.169) define responsibilities for each state panel as follows:

  • Advise the state on unmet needs in the education of children with disabilities,
  • Comment publicly on any rules and regulations proposed by the state regarding the education of children with disabilities;
  • Advise the state in developing evaluations and reporting on data as required by federal special education laws;
  • Advise the state in developing corrective action plans for U.S. Department of Education; and
  • Advise the state in developing and implementing policies relating to coordination of services for children with disabilities.

Vermont Statute, 16 V.S.A. §2945, created the Advisory Council on Special Education and appointments to this council are made by the Governor’s Office with the advice from the Secretary of Education.

Please see Upcoming Meetings for meeting dates and times.

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Membership

The council consists of up to 37 members, appointed by the Governor with the advice of the Secretary. The majority of Council members shall either be individuals with disabilities or parents of children with disabilities. Members of the Council serve a term of three years or until their successors are appointed. Terms begin on July 1 of the year of appointment.

Those interested in serving on this council should contact the AOE Liaison for more information and application forms.

AOE Liaison to the Special Education Advisory Council
Vermont Agency of Education, 1 National Life Drive, Davis 5, Montpelier, VT 05620-2501
Email to: AOE.SpecialEd@vermont.gov

Special Education Advisory Panel

Upcoming Meetings:

March 18, 2021 - Agenda
April 19, 2021
May 18, 2021
June 23, 2021
July, 2021 (TBD)
August, 2021 (TBD)
September 23, 2021

Past Meetings:

February 17, 2021 - Agenda, Draft Minutes
January 19, 2021 - Agenda, Approved Minutes
December 14, 2020 - Agenda, Approved Minutes
November 19, 2020 - Agenda, Approved Minutes
October 19, 2020 - Agenda, Approved Minutes
September 24, 2020 - Agenda, Approved Minutes

Special Education Executive Board

Upcoming Meetings:

March 4, 2021 - Agenda
April 5, 2021
May 4, 2021
June 9, 2021
July, 2021 (TBD)
August, 2021 (TBD)
September 9, 2021

Past Meetings:

February 3, 2021 - Agenda, Draft Minutes
January 5, 2021 - Agenda, ByLaws, Approved Minutes
November 30, 2020 - Agenda, Approved Minutes
November 13, 2020 - Agenda, Approved Minutes
October 13, 2020 - Agenda, Approved Minutes
October, 1, 2020 - Agenda

Subcommittee Leads

Past Meeting: January 13, 2021 - Agenda, Approved Minutes

Membership and Bylaws Subcommittee

Upcoming Meetings:

March 10, 2021 - Agenda
April 14, 2021
May 12, 2021
June 16, 2021
July 14, 2021
August 11, 2021
September 8, 2021

Past Meetings:

February 10, 2021 - Agenda
November 17, 2020 - Agenda
November 11, 2020 - Agenda
October 14, 2020 - Agenda

Evaluations and Reporting Subcommittee

Upcoming Meetings:

March 8, 2021 - Agenda
April 12, 2021
May 10, 2021
June 14, 2021
July 12, 2021
August 9, 2021
September 6, 2021

Past Meetings:

February 8, 2021 - Agenda - Draft Minutes
January 6, 2021 - Agenda, Draft Minutes
December 2, 2020 - Agenda, Draft Minutes
November 24, 2020 - AgendaDraft Minutes
November 12, 2020 - Agenda
November 3, 2020 - Agenda - Draft Minutes
October 5, 2020 - Agenda

Rules and Regulations Subcommittee

Upcoming Meetings:

February 25, 2021 - Agenda
May 27, 2021
August 26, 2021

Past Meetings:

October 27, 2020 - Agenda
October 15, 2020 - Agenda
October 7, 2020 - Agenda

Unmet Needs Subcommittee

Upcoming Meetings:

March 23, 2021
April 27, 2021
May 25, 2021
June 29, 2021
July 27, 2021
August 24, 2021
September 28, 2021

Past Meetings:

February 23, 2021 - Agenda
February 16, 2021 - Agenda
February 9, 2021 - Agenda
January 26, 2021 - Agenda
November 5, 2020 - Agenda
October 15, 2020 - Agenda

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Vermont Agency of Education
Secretary Daniel M. French
1 National Life Drive, Davis 5
Montpelier, VT 05620-2501

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Phone: (802) 828-1130 | Fax: (802) 828-6430
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