Join Your Local Community Advisory Committee (CAC) for Special Education
The CAC is a required stakeholder committee as part of each Special Education Local Planning Area's (SELPA's) governance structure. The CAC is part of the local planning process, which also includes annual special education budget and policy development.
CAC - Placer County Office of Education
Website is under Roseville Joint Union High School District (RJUHSD)
CAC - Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE)
CAC - Twin Rivers Unified School District (TRUSD)
CAC - Folsom-Cordova Unified School District (FCUSD)
CAC Members, connect with the CAC Leadership Collaborative
CAC Leadership Collaborative (CACLC)
The CACLC is a grassroots group that formed in 2012. If you would like to learn more about CACS and connect with other CAC members across California please contact them at: CACLeadershipCollaborative@gmail.com. The CACLC is working together to share resources and enhance our leadership across the state.
Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) meetings
There are also meetings with SELPA Administration and Superintendents and the meetings are public but not widely known about. The CAC is supposed to provide advisement to these bodies. Ask you SELPA Director for the times and locations of these meetings. The public is allowed to speak.
Attend School Board Meetings
School Board meetings are a very important part of our advocacy in each school district (there are over 1,000 school district). Visit your school district websites for specific, dates, times and agenda topics. You can also set up meetings with your school board members to share concerns and ask for support. These are public meetings and everyone has the right to participate/speak on every item including a general public comment time.
Board of Education - Sacramento City Unified School (SCUSD) District
Board of Education - San Juan Unified School District (SJUSD)
Board of Education - Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD)
Board of Education - Placer County Office of Education (PCOE)
Board of Education - Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE)
Board of Education - Twin Rivers Unified School District (TRUSD)
Board of Education - Folsom- Cordova Unified School District (FCUSD)
Visit the Advisory Commission on Special Education (ACSE) at the California Department of Education
The Commission is an advisory body required by Federal (20 USC 1412[a]) and State Statute (EC33590-6). The ACSE provides recommendations and advice to the State Board of Education, the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, the Legislature, and the Governor in new or continuing areas of research, program development and evaluation in California special education.
There are very few students, parents, or adult self-advocates at these meetings, therefore, important plans and decisions are being made without us. If you would like to meet and join other advocacy colleagues at a meeting, please contact us at CoalitionSWD@gmail.com. or contact Angie Sutherland at (916) 862-8091.
Parking can be a challenge. There is street parking but you will have to feed a meter. There are also nearby garages for an hourly or flat rate.