To advise the Department of Education (DOE) of unmet needs in the education of students with disabilities

To comment publicly on proposed rules and regulations by the DOE regarding the education of children with disabilities

To advise the DOE in developing evaluations and reporting on data to the U.S. DOE

To advise the DOE in developing corrective actions plans

To advise DOE in developing and implementing policies relating to the coordinations of services for students with disabilities

To monitor the implementation of activities and timetables pursuant to consent decrees or court orders

To advise on the education of eligible students with disabilities who have been convicted as adults and incarcerated in adult prisons

To review Hawaii special education due process decisions and findings

To review and comment with regards to the Department’s federal and state budgets for special education