Local Advisory Committee Info

The Northwest Special Education Local Advisory Committee (NWSER LAC) on Special Education is a group composed of persons involved in or concerned with education of students with disabilities who are eligible for special education and/or related services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). 

The purpose of the Local Advisory Committee is to:

  1. Advise the school district on matters concerning the unmet needs of students with disabilities;
  2. Comment on improvement plans including school support plans resulting from Part B compliance, local compliance with state and federal laws pertaining to the education of students with disabilities;
  3. Comment on applications for federal and state funds; and
  4. Serve as advocates in partnership with parents for students with disabilities to ensure that they receive the entitlements provided to them under state and federal laws.

Holding Hands

The Northwest Special Education Region Local Advisory Committee meets minimally four times per year. All meetings and agendas are posted in town newspapers, school newsletters, school websites and the RI Secretary of State’s website www.sos.ri.gov.

For more information please contact Heather Kennedy at [email protected] or Colleen Brophy at [email protected].


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