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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 21, 2016 at 10 AM – 1 PM, via webcast for our next Special Education Advisory Committee Meeting.  Click to participate in the live webcast on October 21, 2016 (link 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

Materials: 

Agenda for Advisory Committee Meeting on October 21, 2016 - Not yet posted

Flyer for Advisory Committee Meeting on October 21, 2016 - Not yet posted

Summary of Oct. 9, 2015 Advisory Committee Meeting

Responses to Oct. 9, 2015 Meeting Recommendations

Advisory Committee Application

 


Past Webcasts and Meeting Materials

Committee Members

Please contact a committee member if you have a suggestion to improve the mediation and hearing process at OAH.

Advisory Committee members list for the current fiscal year (pdf, new window)

OAH Advisory Committee members for previous fiscal years:

 

Member Application

The next Advisory Committee Meeting will be on October 21, 2016 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 attached documents.

 

We are not longer accepting applications for the Advisory Committee.

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