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Membership & Membership Appointment

The Missouri Special Education Advisory Panel members shall be appointed by the Commissioner of Education to serve at his discretion.  The majority of members appointed shall be individuals with disabilities or parents of children with disabilities.  The panel membership shall be composed of individuals involved in, or concerned with the education of children with disabilities including:

  • Parents of children with disabilities (ages birth through twenty-six (26));
  • Individuals with disabilities,
  • Teachers,
  • Representatives of institutions of higher education that prepare special education and related services personnel,
  • State and local education officials, including officials who carry out activities under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act;
  • Administrators of programs for children with disabilities,
  • Representatives of other State agencies involved in the financing or delivery of related services to children with disabilities,
  • Representatives of private schools and public charter schools,
  • At least one (1) representative of a vocational, community or business organization concerned with the provision of transition
    services to children with disabilities,
  • A Representative from the State child welfare agency responsible for foster care; and
  • Representatives from the State juvenile and adult corrections agencies.

Members are appointed for a three (3) year term and may be reappointed for no more than three (3) consecutive terms

Missouri Special Education Advisory Panel members

Missouri Special Education Advisory Panel subcommittees