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Early Childhood Intervention Council Seeks Members

By December 11, 2015 No Comments


The Governor’s Interagency Coordinating Council on Early Child Intervention needs parents and special education representatives to help rural voices be heard.

This council is one of many state boards and councils with vacancy notices released this week by the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon.

This Governor’s Council has 17 vacancies total:

January 2016 Vacancies (Twelve Seats)
Three Parents (Child under 7)
One Parent (Child under 12)
One Community Health Services Representative
One Special Education Coordinator
One Special Education Director
One Physician Representative
One Advocacy Organization Representative
One Higher Education Representative
One Provider Representative
One Homeless Educator Representative

Continuing Vacancies (Five Seats)
Two Parent Members
One Head Start Director
One County Social Services Representative
One Indian Health or Tribal Representative

Application forms are available online and must be submitted by December 29, 2015. View the full list of December 2015 vacancies and learn how to apply.

This council must address methods of implementing a statewide system of comprehensive, coordinated, multidisciplinary interagency programs of early intervention services for young children with disabilities and their families. The duties of the council include recommending policies to ensure a comprehensive and coordinated system of all state and local agency services for children under age five with disabilities and their families.

An interagency coordinating council of at least 17, but not more than 25 members is established in compliance with the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA 2004) and M.S. 125A.28. The members must be appointed by the governor.

MREA members are encouraged to apply and serve. Please notify MREA if you nominate yourself so we can support your nomination.