Special Education Advisory Committee

What does the Special Education Advisory Committee do?

Waynesboro Public School’s Special Education Advisory Committee works with the school board, administrators, parents, and teachers who are responsible for students receiving special education services.   Members are appointed by the local school board.  The majority of the committee must be either parents of children with disabilities or individuals with disabilities. Membership must also include one teacher. Additionally, membership may include public human service agency representatives, community/civic organization representatives and /or business/industry representatives.  The Director of Student Services serves as the consultant to the committee.

The function of the Special Education Advisory Committee:

  • Advise the local school division of needs in the education of children with disabilities;
  • Participate in the development of priorities and strategies for meeting the identified needs of children with disabilities;
  • Submit periodic reports and recommendations regarding the education of children with disabilities to the division superintendent for transmission to the local school board;
  • Assist the local school division in interpreting plans to the community for meeting the special needs of children with disabilities for education services;
  • Review the policies and procedures for the provision of special education and related services prior to submission to the local school board; and
  • Participate in the review of the local school division’s annual plan

The Special Education Advisory Committee meets regularly during the school year and the public is invited to attend. Dates and time will be announced at the beginning of the school year and on the school news channel.

Special Education Advisory Committee 2016-2017 Meeting Dates:

August 29, 2016 - 6:30 - 7:30 PM at Waynesboro Public Library
September 19, 2016
October 17, 2016
November 21, 2016
January 16, 2017
February 20, 2017
March 20, 2017
April 17, 2017
May 15, 2017

 

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