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Spots open on 196 special education board

The District 196 Special Education Advisory Council has open positions for district staff and parents who have a child with special needs. The terms are for two years, beginning with the start of the 2013-14 school year this fall; members can serve consecutive terms. Persons interested in being considered for membership must submit an application before the Aug. 22 deadline.

The Special Education Advisory Council represents the interests of district learners with disabilities from birth through age 21; advises the special education department on current issues, program development, parental concerns and involvement; serves as an advocate for high-quality special education programs; and promotes communication between family, school and community.

Meetings will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on the following Tuesdays: Sept. 10, Nov. 12, Feb. 11 and May 13.

Persons interested in being considered for membership on the Special Education Advisory Council must complete an application that is available on the district website or by calling 651-423-7631.