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Agenda January 9 and 10, 2013

Advisory Commission on Special Education (ACSE) meeting agenda.
Advisory Commission on Special Education Members
Student Members
Legislative Members
State Board of Education

Carl Cohn, Liaison

State Special Schools

Scott Kerby, Director, State Special Schools & Services Division
California Department of Education

Executive Secretary

Fred Balcom, Director, Special Education Division
California Department of Education

Agenda Times Are Approximate and Are Provided for Convenience Only

All items may be re-ordered to be heard on any day of the noticed meeting. The order of business may be changed without notice.

Advisory Commission on Special Education
Schedule of Meeting Location
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time ±
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 1101
Sacramento, California
916-445-4602

Thursday, January 10, 2013
8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Pacific Time ±
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 1101
Sacramento, California
916-445-4602

Please see the detailed agenda for more information about the items to be considered and acted upon. The public is welcome.

Guidelines for Public Input Sessions

The Commission welcomes public involvement. Opportunities for public comment are provided at every Commission meeting.

Reasonable Accommodation for Any Individual With a Disability

Pursuant to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, any individual with a disability who requires reasonable accommodation to attend or participate in a meeting or function of the Advisory Commission on Special Education (ACSE), may request assistance by contacting the Special Education Division, 1430 N Street, Suite 2401, Sacramento, CA, 95814; telephone, 916-445-4602; fax, 916-327-3706.


Advisory Commission on Special Education
Agenda, Wednesday, January 9, 2013, 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 1101
Sacramento, California

NOTE: Items not heard or completed on January 9, 2013, may be carried over to January 10, 2013.
10:00 - 10:15 a.m.
10:15 a.m. - Noon

Committees meet on:

Policy:

  1. Review of regulations updates and process, including Title 2 and Title 5
  2. Recommendations to full Commission on process to provide public comment regarding Title 5 proposed regulations
  3. Review of ACSE guidelines to direct future policy direction, in collaboration with Legislation Committee
  4. Funding follow-up and proposed next steps

Legislative:

  1. Review of legislative timeline and two year legislative cycle
  2. Review of legislative platform and recommendations of changes and adoption by ACSE
  3. Legislative purview and protocol of ACSE to weigh in
  4. Establish protocol with legislation, letters, tracking of bills, public testimony at hearings
  5. Assignment of roles and responsibilities

Type of Action: Action, Information

Noon - 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Item 1-Subject: Presentation: Response to Instruction and Intervention and Multi-Tiered Support(s) and Service: Success in the Field. Lessons learned from one California school district. Doreen Lohnes, Special Education Local Plan Area Director, Santa Ana Unified School District.

Type of Action: Action, Information

1:30 - 2:00 p.m.

Item 2-Subject: Report on status of existing and proposed special education credentials presented by Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

Type of Action: Action, Information

2:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Item 3-Subject: Presentation and discussion on bullying and hate-motivated behavior prevention by Stephanie Pappas, Education Programs Consultant, Coordinated School Health & Safety Unit, California Department of Education. The report will include resources for parents, administrators, and students on how bullying can be prevented and addressed.

Type of Action: Action, Information

2:30 - 2:45 p.m.

Item 4-Subject: State Board of Education report from Carl Cohn, Member, State Board of Education (SBE) and SBE liaison to the Commission.

Type of Action: Action, Information

2:45 - 3:00 p.m.

Item 5-Subject: Public comment is invited on any matter not included on the printed agenda. The Commission is precluded from discussing matters not included on the meeting agenda; however, questions may be asked for clarification. Issues raised by the public may be referred to a future meeting agenda for Commission discussion. A five minute time limit is allocated for each individual.

Type of Action: Information

3:00 - 3:15 p.m. Break
3:15 - 3:30 p.m.

Item 6-Subject: Report from Joan Buchanan, Chair, California Assembly Education Committee.

Type of Action: Action, Information

3:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Item 7-Subject: Update on activities and outcomes of the Statewide Assessment Reauthorization Work Group (formerly known as the AB 250 Panel) presented by Deborah Sigman, Deputy Superintendent, District, School & Innovation Branch, California Department of Education.

Type of Action: Action, Information

4:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Item 8-Subject: ACSE to develop next steps in: 1) establishing the selection process for the recipient(s) of the Grazer Outstanding Achievement in Learning (GOAL) Award and, 2) appoint Election Committee for the annual election of ACSE Chair and Vice Chair. Presented by Kristin Wright, ACSE Chair.

Type of Action: Action, Information

4:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Item 9-Subject: Commissioner reports on matters of interest to the memberships' appointing bodies and stakeholders.

Type of Action: Action, Information

Adjournment of day's session.


Advisory Commission on Special Education
Agenda, Thursday, January 10, 2013, 8:30 a.m. Pacific Time
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 1101
Sacramento, California

8:30 - 8:40 a.m.
8:40 - 9:10 a.m.

Item 10-Subject: Transition Community of Practice update on the Linked Learning Pilot Programs and Career Technical Education Model Curriculum Standards presented by Jill Larson, Education Programs Consultant, Special Education Division, California Department of Education.

Type of Action: Action, Information

9:10 - 11:00 a.m.

Item 11-Subject: Report and discussion on activities pertaining to Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and how the ACSE can support and provide input towards the implementation of CCSS in California presented by:

Type of Action: Action, Information

11:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Item 12-Subject: Input is invited from the public and organizational representatives including, yet not limited to, the following interested entities: California Association of Resource Specialist Plus, California Teachers Association, California State Employees Association, Parent-Teachers Associations, Special Education Administrators of County Offices, Special Education Local Plan Areas, Family Empowerment Centers, Parent Training and Information Centers, California Charter Schools Association, and California Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

The Special Education Local Plan Area organization will provide input regarding a report on Special Education Expenditures, Revenues and Provision in California developed by the American Institutes for Research as a partner in the California Comprehensive Center at WestEd.

Type of Action: Action, Information

11:30 a.m. - Noon

Item 13-Subject: State Special Schools report by Scott Kerby, Director, State Special Schools & Services Division, California Department of Education.

Type of Action: Action, Information

Noon - 12:30 p.m.

Item 14-Subject: Special Education Division report by Fred Balcom, Director, Special Education Division, California Department of Education.

Type of Action: Action, Information

12:30 - 1:00 p.m.

Item 15-Subject: Unfinished business from prior day's agenda, meeting summary and wrap up, and agenda building for March 2013 ACSE meeting.

Type of Action: Action, Information

Adjournment of day's session.
Adjournment of meeting.

Questions: Venetia Davis | vdavis@cde.ca.gov | 916-323-9773 
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