Increase the involvement of parents of children with disabilities in district policy making and decision making.
Advise the Madison Metropolitan School District on policy and decisions affecting and/or related to special education while increasing educational outcomes for students with disabilities.
Recommend priorities to be addressed by the district in their annual and long term strategic plan.
Support the needs of students with disabilities regarding funding and resource allocation during district budget meetings.
The following may be addressed by the Council:
Development of cooperative relationships between regular and special education.
Provide professional development opportunities and support for parents, families and students with disabilities.
Develop strategies to enable district and parent groups to work together to advocate for current and future legislation including, but not limited to; state legislation and interpretation of the implementation of IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act).
Serve as a forum for the expression of concerns and recommendations pertaining to the education of students with disabilities in the Madison Metropolitan School District.
Support and encourage involvement of families of learners with disabilities in their school and educational programs.
Serve as a resource for committee membership regarding special education issues for larger committees formed by the Madison Metropolitan School District.