Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin appointed Dr. Brent Hutchinson, the executive director of Hindman Settlement School, to the Kentucky Advisory Council for Exceptional Children earlier this month. Hutchinson will represent members of private schools or public charter schools and serve for a term expiring June 30, 2021.
“It is an honor to serve Kentucky’s exceptional children in this way. Our advocacy, policy development, and illumination of their learning needs is tantamount to all of our success,” Hutchinson stated in response to his appointment.
The Kentucky State Advisory Council for Exceptional Children is composed of 21 citizen members appointed by the Governor. The Council provides policy guidance with respect to special education and related services for children with disabilities in Kentucky and advises and assists the Department of Education regarding the provision of appropriate services for children aged birth through 20. The authority for the Council is mandated under the Individuals with Disabilities Act.