The Virgin Islands Department of Education State Office of Special Education (VIDE/SOSE) is seeking parents to serve a three-year term on the Virgin Islands Advisory Panel on Special Education (VIAPSE). To be eligible to serve on the advisory panel, a parent must have a child with an Individualized Education Program (IEP).
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires that each state establish and maintain an advisory panel to advise the State Special Education staff regarding the education of eligible children with disabilities. Members are appointed by the Governor based on recommendations from the State Director of Special Education and serve for a three (3) year term.
The advisory panel is a representation of the Virgin Islands population and is comprised of individuals involved or concerned with the education of children with disabilities. This includes the VIDE Commissioner and Assistant Commissioner, Principals, Assistant Principals, Insular Superintendent Office, Legal Counsel, and representatives from the Department of Human Services Disabilities & Vocational Rehabilitation Division.
Parents interested in signing up for the VIAPSE, can email Nyeeba Milliner at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 340-774-0100 extension 8807.
Download press release here: pdf Press Release 0808 23 STATE OFFICE OF SPECIAL EDUCATION SEEKING PARENTS FOR ADVISORY PANEL (70 KB)