An Advisory Council has been established to provide input, from the viewpoints of various stakeholders, on the development of policies and procedures that regulate mediation and the due process hearing system. The policies and procedures formulated by the Special Education Resolution Center, with the advice of the Council, will be presented to the Oklahoma State Department of Education as a recommendation for positive change. Membership is composed of six (6) parents, representatives from four (4) school districts, one (1) representative from the State Department of Education - Special Education Services, and one (1) mediator.
System Oversight, Infrastructure and Organization: 


Members come from locations throughout Oklahoma. The school district membership reflects small, medium and large districts with about half of the school district members having participated in due process and half have not. School district representatives are encouraged to work with their district as a team to represent school district views on the Council. The parents represent children having various disabilities across the school age span. Some of the parents have participated in due process and some have not. The Council is ethnically and racially diverse.

Practitioner Standards & Professional Development: 


Expenses shall be paid by Oklahoma ABLE Tech for any member who incurs expenses for an attendant or interpreter services during Advisory Council meetings. Council members shall be reimbursed for any travel expenses incurred for attendance at Council meetings; (providing travel expenses are not paid by any other Agency source).

Program Contact

Jo Anne Pool Blades
Special Education Resolution Center, Oklahoma State University