State Advisory Council for Exceptional Children to meet Feb. 19-20

Kentucky Department of Education

Meeting Advisory

Media Contact: Toni Konz Tatman

Chief Communications Officer

Office: (502) 564-2000, ext. 4602
Cell: (502) 229-1915

Advisory 20-27


Feb 15, 2020

State Advisory Council for Exceptional Children to meet Feb. 19-20

(FRANKFORT, KY) – The State Advisory Council for Exceptional Children (SACEC) will meet Feb. 19-20 at the Crowne Plaza Louisville Airport in Louisville.

The council consists of up to 21 voting members appointed by the Governor, the majority of whom are people with disabilities or parents of children with disabilities ages birth through 26.

The duties of the council are to:

  • Advise the General Assembly, Kentucky Department of Education (KDE), Board of Education, Education Professional Standards Board, and School Curriculum and Accountability Council of unmet needs and desired program changes related to the education of children with disabilities, including proposed corrective action plans and personnel development needs;
  • Review and comment on rules or regulations proposed by the Commonwealth relating to the education of children with disabilities and the procedures for distribution of funds under Part B of Public Law 101-476;
  • Review and comment on written findings of fact and decisions from due process hearings, including reports issued by federal and state authorities relating to exceptional children;
  • Advise the General Assembly, KDE, Justice and Safety Cabinet and other public agencies on eligible students with disabilities in state and local prisons; and
  • Provide opportunities for public input through public hearings or during general meetings.

The agenda for the February meeting follows:


State Council for Exceptional Children
Feb. 19-20, 2020
Crowne Plaza Louisville Airport
Louisville, KY


Feb. 19, 2020

10 a.m. ET – General Business Session I

  • Call to Order, Leisa Hutchison, Chair
  • Roll Call of Members
  • Approval of Minutes
  • SACEC Annual Report
  • Officers to be Slated by the Election Committee
  • By-Laws Review and Adjustment
  • OSEEL Parent and Family Engagement Supports, April Pieper, Manager, Guidance and Support Branch, DIIP/OSEEL

Noon – The Arc of Kentucky General Session and Lunch

1:45 p.m. ET

  • Parent and Family Engagement (Early Childhood/Preschool), Bill Buchanan, Consultant, School Readiness Branch, DIIP/OSEEL

4:30 p.m. ET – Open Forum


Feb. 20, 2020

8:30 a.m. ET – General Business Session II

  • Call to Order, Leisa Hutchison
  • Roll Call of Members
  • KDE update, Gretta Hylton, Director, KDE/Division of Learning Services
  • Cooperative Update, Christel Bogar, Director, Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative and Latricia Bronger, Greater Louisville Educational Cooperative
  • Adjournment


Next Meeting: April 27-28, 2020: Lake Cumberland State Resort Park