Committee Information

Below is information regarding NHASEA standing committees. Thanks to our chairpersons and members for their hard work and dedication to the Association.

Compliance and Monitoring Committee:

Composition of Committee:

The Compliance and Monitoring Committee will include at least one member of the NHASEA Board of Directors and whenever possible member representation from each region of the state (including private providers).  Members who have participated in the NHDOE Special Education Compliance  Improvement and Monitoring Process are encouraged to participate on this committee.

Compliance and Monitoring Committee Roles and Responsibilities:

This committee was formed with the goal of supporting school districts and private special education schools going through the NHDOE Compliance, Improvement and Monitoring Process. 

Duties May Include Any of the Following:

  • Attendance at monthly committee meetings
  • Assist in the gathering and review of data collected from the NHASEA Members
  • Work with NHASEA in development of communication with the NHDOE
  • Make recommendations to the Association regarding support and professional development related to Compliance Improvement and Monitoring
  • Work with the NHASEA to provide support and guidance to members regarding Compliance and Monitoring and related topics

Time Commitment:

  • The committee typically meets monthly for two hours; additional meetings are sometimes scheduled prior to any events to finalize details. Meeting attendance is face to face at NHASEA or via Zoom

Legislative Committee:

Composition of Committee:

The Legislative Committee will include at least one member of the NHASEA Board of Directors and whenever possible member representation from each region of the state (including private providers).  NHASEA members who have an interest in Public Policy, Legislative Advocacy and working with elected officials are encouraged to participate on this committee.

Legislative Committee Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Attendance at Monthly Committee Meetings
  • Represent NHASEA membership at hearings at the Legislative Office Building and State House.
  • Represent NHASEA member interests through participation at meetings, conferences and presentations related to public policy and legislation that impacts the field of special education
  • Solicit, organize and advocate member interests on state and national public policy issues related to the field of special education
  • Track House and Senate Bills in the New Hampshire General Court that may have an impact on the field of special education.
  • Provide recommendations for testimony on specific bills
  • Provide legislative updates and trends to each review for review and feedback.

Time Commitment:

  • The committee typically meets monthly for two hours; additional meetings are sometimes scheduled depending on legislative activity. Meeting attendance is face to face at NHASEA or via Zoom
  • There is expectation of work to be done in-between the monthly meetings
  • This committee is active throughout the entire year and can require a time commitment of up to 10 hours per month.

Nominating Committee:

Composition of Committee:

The Nominating Committee is co-chaired by the President of the NHASEA Board of Directors and the NHASEA Executive Director.  Committee membership and a member of the NHASEA Board of Directors and whenever possible representation from each region of the state (including private providers). 

Nominating Committee Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the recruitment of members for the NHASEA Board of Directors, Member at Large Positions
  • Work with the NHASEA Board of Directors to identify the preferred Board Member profile (e.g. seeking certain expertise to assist a committee, regional representation, finance expertise, etc.).
  • Recommend to the NHASEA Board of Directors the slate of candidates for member at large positions for election at the annual meeting of the Members, or to be appointed by the Board to fill any vacant or newly created positions on the Board
  • The Committee will be made aware of resignations within a timely manner.
  • Assist the NHASEA Board of Directors in the ongoing review of NHASEA by-laws as it relates to the Board of Directors nomination process.

Time Commitment:

  • The committee typically meets monthly for 2 hours during October, November, December and January to prepare for the “Call for Nominations” and all related details. Meeting attendance is face to face at NHASEA or via Zoom
  • There can sometimes be an expectation of work to be done in-between the monthly meetings (review of documents, sharing information with regions etc.)

Public Relations Committee:

Composition of Committee:

The Public Relations Committee will include at least one member of the NHASEA Board of Directors and whenever possible member representation from each region of the state (including private providers).  NHASEA members who have an interest in photography, website design, social media, assisting with press releases etc. are encouraged to participate on this committee. 

Public Relations Committee Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Assist with all social media for NHASEA Association.
  • Make recommendations and assist with website design and related revisions
  • Assist with taking photos at NHASEA events

Time Commitment:

  • The committee typically meets monthly (or less depending on events)
  • Meeting attendance is face to face at NHASEA or via Zoom

Conference Committee:

Composition of Committee:

The conference committee will include members of the NHASEA Board of Directors and whenever possible member representation from each region of the state (including private providers).

Conference Committee Roles and Responsibilities may include any of the following:

  • Assist NHASEA with the planning of the two Annul Conferences, typically scheduled in March and July.
  • Assist in identifying the topics and speakers for these conferences; topics will be consistent with the selected theme for the year.
  • Check for availability of guest speakers
  • Consider format, flow and conference agenda development
  • Identify fee for presenters and cost for any related expenses (travel, books, materials etc.)
  • Identify any technology needs of the presenter
  • Assist with pre-conference work such as collating and packing materials
  • Assist with the set up and breakdown of conference
  • Assist with registration and related details during the conference
  • Attend pre-conference dinner, if scheduled
  • Assist with the collating and review of participant feedback

Time Commitment:

The committee typically meets every other month for two hours; additional meetings are sometimes scheduled prior to conference events to finalize details and go over committee assignments. 

Meeting attendance is face to face at NHASEA or via Zoom.

Other

The conference committee makes recommendations to the Board of Directors for approval and decisions on next steps.