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Special Education Advisory Panel Meets March 20th at 10 a.m.

The federal government mandates that every state has a panel to advise the state education department about special education services. The panel must include parents. Mississippi’s Special Education Advisory Panel meets this Wednesday, March 20, at 10 a.m. We encourage all families interested in special education to attend virtually or in person and consider giving public comments.

The Mississippi Department of Education shared the Special Education Advisory Panel meeting notice below. It includes the address of the meeting and a Zoom link for virtual attendance.

The Special Education Advisory Panel will meet on Wednesday, March 20, 2024, at 10:00 a.m., at the Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services (MDRS) in the East Building’s Conference Room on the 3rd floor and via Zoom. You may access the meeting in person, online, or by phone.

In-Person Meeting Location and Address: Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services (MDRS) East Building Large Conference Room:
3rd Floor 1281 Hwy 51 North Madison, MS 39110

Join Zoom Meeting Online:
Meeting ID: 834 5234 3575 Passcode: SEAP

Join Zoom Meeting by Phone: Dial by your location +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC) +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) One tap Mobile +13092053325,,83452343575#,,,,*184280# Meeting ID: 834 5234 3575 Passcode: 184280

The panel will hear public comments at 10:15 a.m. Written comments may be submitted to Sharon Strong Coon, Mississippi Department of Education, P.O. Box 771, Jackson, Mississippi 39205-0771; email:; or call the Parent Hotline Number: 1-877-544-0408.

For more information, or if you need accommodations due to a disability, contact Sharon Strong Coon or Mona Spells Adou at 601-359-3498.

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