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.


2019-2020 SAPEC Members

Meeting Dates for 2019-2020 School Year 

  • August 22, 2019
  • September 26, 2019 
  • November 5, 2019
  • February 27, 2020
  • March 26, 2020
  • May 7, 2020 11:00am - 12:30pm: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the SAPEC face-to-face meeting has been changed to a virtual meeting. To access the meeting please click here or Dial: +1 614-721-2972, Conference ID: 724 310 372# to access the meeting by phone. Please contact Parise Callahan at if you have any further questions. 
All meetings are at the Quest Business and Conference Center, 8405 Pulsar Place, Columbus, Ohio 43240

Public Comments

Attending a Meeting

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

SAPEC meetings this year are located at Quest Business and Conference Centers at 8405 Pulsar Place, Columbus, Ohio 43240. Full panel meetings begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at approximately 1:00 p.m.

SAPEC Documentation

School Year

Meeting Date



Annual Report


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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