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U.S. Department of Education: Promoting Educational Excellence for all Americans
Statute: TITLE I / C / 641 / b

(b) Composition.--

(1) In general.--The council shall be composed as follows:

(A) Parents.--Not less than 20 percent of the members shall be parents of infants or toddlers with disabilities or children with disabilities aged 12 or younger, with knowledge of, or experience with, programs for infants and toddlers with disabilities. Not less than 1 such member shall be a parent of an infant or toddler with a disability or a child with a disability aged 6 or younger.

(B) Service providers.--Not less than 20 percent of the members shall be public or private providers of early intervention services.

(C) State legislature.--Not less than 1 member shall be from the State legislature.

(D) Personnel preparation.--Not less than 1 member shall be involved in personnel preparation.

(E) Agency for early intervention services.--Not less than 1 member shall be from each of the State agencies involved in the provision of, or payment for, early intervention services to infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families and shall have sufficient authority to engage in policy planning and implementation on behalf of such agencies.

(F) Agency for preschool services.--Not less than 1 member shall be from the State educational agency responsible for preschool services to children with disabilities and shall have sufficient authority to engage in policy planning and implementation on behalf of such agency.

(G) State medicaid agency.--Not less than 1 member shall be from the agency responsible for the State medicaid program.

(H) Head start agency.--Not less than 1 member shall be a representative from a Head Start agency or program in the State.

(I) Child care agency.--Not less than 1 member shall be a representative from a State agency responsible for child care.

(J) Agency for health insurance.--Not less than 1 member shall be from the agency responsible for the State regulation of health insurance.

(K) Office of the coordinator of education of homeless children and youth.--Not less than 1 member shall be a representative designated by the Office of Coordinator for Education of Homeless Children and Youths.

(L) State foster care representative.--Not less than 1 member shall be a representative from the State child welfare agency responsible for foster care.

(M) Mental health agency.--Not less than 1 member shall be a representative from the State agency responsible for children's mental health.

(2) Other members.--The council may include other members selected by the Governor, including a representative from the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), or where there is no BIA- operated or BIA-funded school, from the Indian Health Service or the tribe or tribal council.