What is the Special Education Advisory Council?
The council was formed in the summer of 2001 to serve as a connection between parents of special needs students and Salem-Keizer staff. The council has 17 members, nine of which must be parents of special needs children. The rest is made up of school district personnel, agencies and other interested parties. The council is part of Salem-Keizer Public Schools and it reports to Ruth Gelbrich, director of Student Services.
Projects of the Special Education Advisory Council
The council serves the school district in a number of ways, providing feedback and input on issues related to Special Education and helping to connect families with special needs children with district staff. The council also shares information at each meeting. Presentations have included topics such as No Child Left Behind Act, Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education programs, and much more.
Contact the Special Education Advisory Council
Feel free to contact the council if you need more information about the group. In addition, if you are interested in receiving information on Special Education events, please sign up for the mailing list. Simply email or call Eric Richards with Student Services and include your name, address, email address and phone number. Your information will not be given to any other purpose than for Special Education Advisory Council mailings.
Salem-Keizer Public Schools
Special Education Advisory Council
Attn: Eric Richards
P.O. Box 12024
Salem, OR 97309
For an application or for more information, please contact Eric Richards in Student Services at 503-399-3101.