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.
The next Advisory Committee Meeting will be on April 10, 2015 at 10 a.m. Click here to review materials from past Advisory Committee Meetings, or to watch webcasts of past Advisory Committee Meetings.
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 documents linked below.
If you wish to be a member of the Advisory Committee, please complete and return the application (link below), 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 June 19, 2015.
Advisory Committee Application
Advisory Committee Membership Information