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Madison Metropolitan School District

Parent Advisory Council

Special Education Advisory Council

Purpose of the Council:

  • 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.