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
  • January 21, 2021
  • February 18, 2021
  • 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. January SAPEC Meeting Link.

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. 


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