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State Advisory Panel on Special Education (SAPSE)

Purpose

To advise the state educational and DC government agencies on the preparation and implementation of the annual state plan for education of the handicapped. To advise on unmet needs for education, problems of handicapped children, and preparation of the State Plan; recommend long range plans and budgets; advise on data on handicapped children; recommend appointment of surrogate parents; foster public awareness; conduct program evaluations and annual reports. Twenty-nine members: The Mayor appoints five representatives of DC government agencies, one resident of DC concerned for education of handicapped and nine from selected categories. The Board of Education appoints five representatives of the Board of Education and nine from selected categories. The president of the Board of Education designates a chairperson annually.

Licensed - Yes

Paid stipend or salary - No