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Special Education Advisory Committee

The purpose of the Advisory Committee is to provide non-binding recommendations to the Office of Administrative Hearings for improvements to the special education hearing and mediation process. All Advisory Committe Meetings are public meetings.

Overview

The Advisory Committee is composed the Southern California Region and the Northern California Region, with nine volunteer members in each region. A minimum of five members in each region will be parents or those who represent parents and students. The four remaining members in each region are comprised of advocates, attorneys, and school employees among other interested stakeholders. 

In particular, the Advisory Committee will consult with OAH in areas such as revisions to the OAH website, forms, documents, scheduling procedures, staff training, training materials, the parent procedure manual, the consumer brochure, outreach to families, and proposed revisions to laws and rules.

The Interagency Agreement between the California Department of Education and the Office of Administrative Hearings and California Education Code section 56504.5, subdivision (c)(8) requires the establishment of a voluntary Advisory Committee.

Further information on the role of the Advisory Committee is contained in the Scope of Work between the California Department of Education and the Office of Administrative Hearings and the Advisory Committee Plan.

Meeting Schedule and Live Webcast

Please join us on Friday, October 17, 2014 at 10 AM – 1 PM, via webcast for our next Special Education Advisory Committee Meeting.  Click to participate in the live webcast on October 17, 2014 (link to new window for Webcast webpage).  Or, join us for the meeting in person at one of these locations:

 

OAH Sacramento

2349 Gateway Oaks, Suite 200

Sacramento, CA 95833 

 

OAH Van Nuys

15350 Sherman Way, Suite 300

Van Nuys, CA 91406 

If you have any questions, please contact Tim Dean at

(916) 263-0653 or Tim.Dean@dgs.ca.gov


Past Webcasts and Meeting Materials

Committee Members

Member Application

The Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) is accepting applications for the OAH Special Education Advisory Committee. The Advisory Committee was established to assist OAH by providing non-binding recommendations for improvements to the special education hearing and mediation processes.

 

The Advisory Committee is composed of two regions, the Southern California Region and the Northern California Region. The Committee has nine members in each region. At least five members in each region will be parents or those who represent parents and students. The four remaining members in each region will be comprised of others interested in serving on the Advisory Committee. The Committee meets twice a year.  Each member serves a two-year term. Additional information is provided in the attached documents.

 

If you wish to be a member of the Advisory Committee, please complete and return the attached application along with a one-page statement of interest summarizing your experience and interest in the Committee. Applications must be received no later than close of business on September 12, 2014.