Panel for students with disabilities sets meeting for public comment

(Press release) — The Wyoming Advisory Panel for Students with Disabilities (WAPSD) will hold a public meeting November 20 and 21, 2014, in Rock Springs, Wyoming.

The event is scheduled to take place over two days. On November 20, the meeting will run from 1-5 p.m. and the proceedings for November 21st are scheduled from 8 a.m. until noon. The meetings will take place at the Sweetwater County School District #1 School Administration Office, which is located at 3550 Foothill Boulevard, in Rock Springs, Wyoming.

The WAPSD panel serves as a forum through which issues regarding current and potential services to individuals with disabilities are discussed. A specific agenda for the meeting will be available on the WDE’s Special Programs website.

Those wishing to provide public comments regarding the education of children with disabilities in Wyoming are encouraged to attend and make their comment anytime between 4:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. on November 20.

Individuals may call into the meeting to listen or offer comment using the number 1-877-278-8686 with a Pass Code of 095102. Public comments may be verbal or written. Please note the limit for verbal comments is no more than five minutes; comments are to be factual and objective and will be taken under advisement by the panel.

The WAPSD meets most months either in-person at various venues around the state or virtually. To learn more about the WAPSD, its vision and mission, a list of current members and the work in which it has been involved, please go to this website.

For additional information regarding the Panel or information about how to provide public comment, please call the Panel’s Administrative Assistant, Barb Yates, at barb.yates@wyo.gov or (307) 857-9253.

For additional questions or information, please contact Travis Hoff, Public Information Officer, Wyoming Department of Education, at travis.hoff@wyo.gov or (307) 777-2053.

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