State Advisory Panel for Exceptional Children (SAPEC)

The State Advisory Panel for Exceptional Children (SAPEC) was established in accordance with 34 C.F.R. Part 300.167 - 300.169 in order to advise and assist the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) on special education and related services for children with disabilities.

The SAPEC panel members represent various agencies, individuals with disabilities, parents of children with disabilities, service providers and administrators. SAPEC Bylaws and Operating Procedures provide details on the required membership and the functions of the panel.


2020-2021 SAPEC Members

Meeting Dates for 2020-2021 School Year 

  • September 24, 2020
  • November 5, 2020
  • December 3, 2020
  • March 25, 2021
  • May 6, 2021

Public Comments

Attending a Meeting

Due to social distancing requirements, SAPEC meetings will be held virtually this year. The link to attend each meeting will be located here 2 days prior to each meeting.  

Full panel meetings begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at approximately 1:00 p.m. 

If you need an interpreter or other accommodation for the meeting contact Parise Callahan at at least  seven days prior to the meeting to allow for those arrangements to be made. 

SAPEC Documentation

School Year

Meeting Date



Annual Report


2020-21 5/6/2021 Agenda Minutes TBA TBA
3/25/2021 Agenda Minutes
12/3/2020 Agenda Minutes
11/5/2020 Agenda Minutes
9/24/2020 Agenda Minutes
2019-20 5/7/2020 Agenda Minutes TBA TBA
3/26/20 Agenda Minutes
2/27/20 Agenda Minutes
11/5/19 Agenda Minutes
9/26/19 Agenda Minutes
8/22/19 Agenda Minutes
2018-19 5/9/19 Agenda TBA TBA TBA
3/26/19 Agenda Minutes
2/21/19 Agenda TBA
11/29/18 Agenda Minutes
8/30/18 Agenda Minutes
2017-18 5/10/18 Agenda Minutes TBA TBA
3/29/18 Agenda Minutes
12/7/17 Agenda Minutes
9/21/17 Agenda Minutes
2016-17 5/11/17 Agenda Minutes TBA TBA
3/30/17 Agenda Minutes
1/26/17 Agenda TBA
12/1/16 Agenda Minutes
9/29/16 Agenda Minutes
2015-16 5/19/16 Agenda Minutes TBA TBA
3/17/16 Agenda Minutes
1/21/16 Agenda Minutes
11/5/15 Agenda Minutes
9/17/15 Agenda Minutes


5/21/15 Agenda Minutes TBA

SAPEC Foster Care Ad Hoc Committee Recommendations 3-26-15

SAPEC Testing Time Reduction Recommendations 3-15-15

3/26/15 Agenda Minutes
1/29/15 Agenda Minutes
12/3/14 Agenda Minutes
9/18/14 Agenda Minutes
2013-14 5/22/14 Agenda Minutes Annual Report TBA
3/27/14 Agenda Minutes
1/30/14 Agenda Minutes
11/20/13 Agenda Minutes
9/26/13 Agenda Minutes
2012-13 6/20/13

SAPEC Agenda and Minutes


SAPEC Memo Related to Fordham Institute's Ohio Special Education Recommendations 12-30-12

SAPEC Transition Ad Hoc Committee Report and Recommendations

SAPEC Achievement for All Ad Hoc Committee Report and Recommendations


SAPEC Agenda, Minutes and Handouts


SAPEC Agenda, Minutes and Handouts


SAPEC Agenda, Minutes and Handouts

2011-12 6/15/12

Meeting Agenda, Minutes and Handouts


Meeting Agenda, Minutes and Handouts


Meeting Agenda, Minutes and Handouts


Meeting Minutes, Agenda and Handouts

2010-11 6/15/11

Agenda, Minutes and Handouts


Agenda, Minutes and Handouts


Agenda, Minutes and Handouts


Agenda, Minutes and Handouts







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