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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- October 30, 2017

 

Please join us on Monday, October30, 2017 at 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM, via webcast for our next Special Education Advisory Committee Meeting.  Click to participate in the live webcast on October 30, 2017 (link for Webcast webpage will be uploaded closer to the date).  Questions and/or comments during the meeting should be sent to margaret.gibson@dgs.ca.gov.  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


OAH Oakland

1515 Clay Street, Suite 206

Oakland, CA  94612


OAH San Diego

San Diego State Building

1350 Front Street, Suite 3005

San Diego, CA  92101


 

If you have any questions about the meeting, please contact Laurie Crom at

(916) 263-0411 or laurie.crom@dgs.ca.gov

 


Materials: 

Agenda for Advisory Committee Meeting on October 30, 201

Flyer for Advisory Committee Meeting on October 30, 2017 

Summary of June 30, 2017 Advisory Committee Meeting 

Summary of June 9, 2017 Advisory Committee Meeting

Combined Responses to June 9, 2017 Meeting and June 30, 2017 Meeting Recommendations 

Open Meeting Act as of January 1, 2017

Revised Request to Set Mediation (and for Continuance of Initial Due Process Hearing, if Required)

Revised Request for Continuance of Due Process Hearing Date

Revised Scheduling Order Packet

 


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 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.

 

Advisory Committee Applications Flyer

Advisory Committee Application

Advisory Committee Information

 

 

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