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Education Committee (EC)

 

The Education Committee (EC) is a standing committee of the Governor’s Council. The monthly meetings are conducted by teleconference, and many of the members are parents of school-age children with learning and/or developmental disabilities, educators, students, and others who are involved in the systems impacting youth and families as they enter, participate in, and exit the education system.

 

Position Statement
Recommendation: The Governor's Council on Disabilities and Special Education encourages all districts to allow and encourage students receiving either a diploma or a certificate of achievement to participate in their graduation ceremonies.

What's the Relationship Between the Special Education Advisory Panel (SEAP) and the Education Committee?
The Governor's Council on Disabilities and Special Education IS the SEAP, but since it is not the SEAP only, the Council delegates the day to day business of the SEAP to the Education Committee which is a standing committee. See our flyer for more details.

 

What does the Ed Committee do?

The committee works on priority issues and activities related to the operation of Alaska's statewide Special Education program. Committee members may be involved in workgroups that are conducting:

  • research
  • planning
  • monitoring
  • contributing ideas on web sites
  • providing input on publications
  • advocacy activities

What does the Proposed Regulations Workgroup do?

The Proposed Regulations Workgroup is a subcommittee of the Education Committee. It reviews and comments on proposed regulations issued by the State Board of Education and Early Development especially as the regulations will impact children birth through 22 who experience disabilities. The workgroup uses a worksheet for drafting comments found here. Proposed regulations being considered can be found here. The Council's internal procedures for commenting on Department of Education & Early Development (EED) Regulations are here. Others are encouraged to provide input directly to the Department via the comment form found here.

Can you get involved?

Yes! Call us at 269-8462 or email Christie Reinhardt