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DOD - 429 - Overseas Dependents' Schools National Advisory Panel on the Education of Dependents with Disabilities - Statutory (Congress Created)


Committee NameOverseas Dependents' Schools National Advisory Panel on the Education of Dependents with DisabilitiesAgency NameDepartment of Defense
Fiscal Year2004Committee Number429
Original Establishment Date11/1/1978Committee StatusTerminated
Actual Termination Date8/13/2004Committee URL 
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYYesMax Number of Members*Unlimited
Current Charter Date7/23/2002Designated Fed Officer Position Title*
Date Of Renewal Charter7/23/2004Designated Federal Officer PrefixMs.
Projected Termination Date7/23/2004Designated Federal Officer First Name*Diana
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination Authority20 U.S.C.Designated Federal Officer Last Name*Patton
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*20 U.S.C. 1413, as amendedDesignated Federal Officer Phone*703-588-3147
Effective Date Of Authority*10/19/1990Designated Federal Officer Fax*703 588-3747
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary Cmte Designated Federal Officer Email*
Committee Type*Continuing
Committee Function*Other Committee


Agency Recommendation*Merge
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation Status 
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The NAP reviews special education programs and policy of the Department of Defense Dependents Schools (DoDDS). The NAP comments and makes recommendations regarding programs and policy to the Director, DoDEA. The advisory committee functions as the state level advisory committees required by the Individuals With Disabilities Act (IDEA).
How is membership balanced?*The NAP membership is composed of representatives of persons with disabilities, DoD military/civilian parents of children with disabilities, DoDDS special education and regular education teachers, DoDDS Area and District staff and the military medical departments providing related services and early intervention services to students with disabilities. National experts in the field of special education are nominated to sit on the NAP. The membership is a fair representation of stakeholders in the special education community.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The Panel convenes its annual meeting in the spring with an additional meeting in the fall at the discretion of the Panel. The Panel provides advice regarding methods to enhance the educational opportunities offered to students with disabilities in DoDDS. It also provides input into issues dealing with the provision of early intervention and related services. The Spring meeting provides the NAP with an opportunity to consider/comment/advise initiatives for the following school year.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The DoDDS system provides educational opportunities to approximately 70,000 students in 153 schools operated in 14 foreign countries. Of this population, approximately 7,000 students have a disability. As with other school systems, it is important to have input from parents, educators, and representatives of the community/military commands to be able to provide the most effective educational program possible. The Panel concentrates on issues specific to the system's provision of services to children with disabilities.
Why close or partially close meetings?N/A
Recommendation RemarksDoDI 1342.12 was revised in December of 2003. The revision merged the two DoD Special Education Adisory Panels that served the overseas and domestic schools. The two Advisory Panels (NAP and DAP) were incorporated into one Advisory Panel for the DoD schools.

Legislative action was not required. Membership and Charter are to be developed.

DoDI 1342.12, Provision of Early Intervention and Special Education Services to Eligible Dod Dependents, December 6, 2003 establishes a DoD Advisory Panel (DoD-AP)on Early Intervention, Special Education and Related Services, which applies to the DoD Domestic Dependents Elementary and Secondary Schools (DDESS)and the DoD Dependents Schools (DoDDS).


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*Yes
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesYes
Outcome Major Policy ChangesNoAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherYes
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentThe agency developed and implemented a POM which resulted in a Special Education Initiative to enhance educational services for students with disabilities thoughout the DoD school system.
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentNANumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*NoneDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentNAGrants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*3Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*No
Number Of Recommendations CommentThese recommendations generally do not have a cost attached but are procedural in nature.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*50.00%Access Committee WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentNAAccess GSA FACA WebsiteNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented*50.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentNAAccess OtherYes
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentPOC Diana Patton at 703-588-3147
Agency Feedback Comment*Through meetings, email communications and reports.Narrative Description*Improvement of educational services to students with disabilities.Provides perspective from all stakeholders regarding the status of special education services in the DoD schools. Provides perspective of how special education services support the strategic plan particularly in relation to academic achievement of students with disabilities.
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Payments to Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Members*$0.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$0.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$0.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$0.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$0.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$0.00
Total Costs$0.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.00Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.00
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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-015451Overseas Dependents' Schools National Advisory Panel on the Education of Dependents with Disabilities2003
 COM-016969Overseas Dependents' Schools National Advisory Panel on the Education of Dependents with Disabilities2002
 COM-017368Overseas Dependents' Schools National Advisory Panel on the Education of Dependents with Disabilities2001
 COM-018958Overseas Dependents' Schools National Advisory Panel on the Education of Dependents with Disabilities2000
 COM-019332Overseas Dependents' Schools National Advisory Panel on the Education of Dependents with Disabilities1999
 COM-020960Overseas Dependents' Schools National Advisory Panel on the Education of Dependents with Disabilities1998
 COM-021197Overseas Dependents' Schools National Advisory Panel on the Education of Dependents with Disabilities1997