Utah Special Education Advisory Panel (USEAP)

USEAP is an advisory panel appointed by the Utah State Board of Education (USBE). The focus of the panel is issues involving the education of students with disabilities.


  • Advise the USBE of unmet needs within the State in the education of students with disabilities.
  • Comment publicly on any rules or regulations proposed for issuance by the State regarding the education of students with disabilities.
  • Advise the USBE in developing evaluations and reporting on data to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education under Section 618 of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
  • Advise the USBE in developing corrective action plans to address findings identified in Federal monitoring reports under Part B of the IDEA.
  • Advise the USBE in developing and implementing policies relating to the coordination of services for students with disabilities.
  • Review and comment on completed due process hearing findings.

2016-2017 Priorities:

  • Issues surrounding youth in custody, including facilitating sharing of information between agencies and the identification of disabilities for this population. Connections will be made with early intervention/early identification.
  • Collaboration between general and special education with a focus on access to general education curriculum and effective instruction, particularly in math as this was an area deemed a priority. This will also include a discussion of Multi-Tiered System of Supports (UMTSS) and early intervention/identification. Discussion will also include improving expectations for students with disabilities and what is impacting non-participation in state assessments.
  • Transition and post-secondary opportunities for all students, in particular, students with more mild disabilities and/or those who are more high functioning. Panel would also like to address including outside agencies in transition planning and issues surrounding graduation rates and extending cohorts in reporting.
  • Early intervention and early identification of at risk students, including coordinating early intervention services. This will be connected to previous priority areas examining youth in custody and transition as well as collaboration. 

Advisory Panel (2016-2017)

USEAP Nomination Form

Meeting Information

State Advisory Panel (SAP):

New Member Information

A Primer for Recruiting New Members

A Primer for State Special Education Advisory (SEA) Panel Members and SEA Staff

Panel Member and Information Guide

Providing Public Input: E-mail, Written, Verbal


Resolution Establishing the USEAP
Revised September 2016

Public Participation

USEAP Recommendations to USBE

Assistive Technology (AT) (2015-2016)

Diploma Options for Students with Disabilities, draft (2016-2017)

Dyslexia (2014-2015)

Inclusion (2014-2015)

Least Restrictive Behavior Interventions (LRBI) (2013-2014)

Math Priority (2014-2015)

R277-752 Adult Students with Disabilities and Informed Consent (2015-2016)

Resource Information Regarding AT (2015-2016)

School Guidance Counselors Access (2014-2015)

Standards-Based Individualized Education Program (IEP) (2012-2013)

Utah Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (UMTSS) (2013-2014)

Youth in Custody (YIC) (2016-2017)