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Special Education Advisory Panel To Meet Aug. 16 at 10 a.m.

The federal government mandates every state to “establish and maintain an advisory panel for the purpose of providing policy guidance with respect to special education and related services for children with disabilities in the State.”

From the Mississippi Department of Education Website:

Mississippi’s Special Education Advisory Panel will meet on Wednesday, August 16, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. in person, located at the Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services (MDRS) located in East building, conference room, on the 2nd floor, and via Zoom.

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

Zoom link to join the meeting virtually:

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.

Copy of Notice

We encourage families whose children receive special education services to attend the meeting and consider giving public comments. If you would like to recommend yourself or someone else to be on the panel, here is the recommendation form.

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