The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires that each State establish and maintain an advisory panel for the purpose of advising the State special education staff regarding the education of eligible children with disabilities. This includes advising the State on the education of students with disabilities who have been convicted as adults and are incarcerated in adult prisons, even if a State assigns general supervision responsibility for those children to a public agency other than a State Education Agency (SEA). Nevada's State Special Education Advisory Panel is called the Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC).
The Advisory Panel Must:
(a) Advise the State Education Agency (SEA) of unmet needs within the State in the education of children with disabilities;
(b) Comment publicly on any rules or regulations proposed by the State regarding the education of children with disabilities;
(c) Advise the SEA in developing evaluations and reporting on data to the Secretary under section 618 of the Act;
(d) Advise the SEA in developing corrective action plans to address findings identified in Federal monitoring reports under Part B of the Act;
(e) Advise the SEA in developing and implementing policies relating to the coordination of services for children with disabilities