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Agenda January 8 and 9, 2014

Advisory Commission on Special Education (ACSE) meeting agenda.
Advisory Commission on Special Education Members
Student Members
Legislative Members
State Board of Education
State Special Schools
Executive Secretary
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 8, 2014
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 9, 2014
8:30 a.m. - 1:30 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 8, 2014, 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 8, 2014, may be carried over to January 9, 2014.
10:00 10:15 a.m.
10:15 11:00 a.m.

Item 1–Statewide Special Education Task Force External link opens in new window or tab.: Presentation and review of task force goals from Carl Cohn, Special Education Task Force Co-chair and ACSE Liaison to the State Board of Education (SBE). Implications of task force work and ACSE involvement discussion lead by Commissioners participating on the Task Force: Gina Plate, Barbara Schulman, and Sara Jocham.

Type of Action: Action, Information

11:00 a.m. – Noon

Item 2–Strategic Plan: ACSE has drafted a strategic action plan. The content in this plan will represent the central work of the ACSE and will be carried out via three content committees: (1) Common Core State Standards; (2) Quality Services and Support; and (3) Secondary Transition. Initially, these committees will meet to further develop key outcomes, strategies, timelines, and specific achievement objectives and tasks related to the plan. The ACSE Commissioners will also determine how to implement its additional, ongoing responsibilities in relation to this plan and work structure.

The ACSE will continue strategic planning activities in the following areas:

  1. Review ACSE statutory charge and discuss expectations for specific liaison roles
  2. Review the agenda topic template linked to the charge

ACSE Commissioners will break into committee work groups and respond to the following planning questions:

  1. What are one to two concrete achievements related to Committee outcomes that you will be able to accomplish in one year?
  2. What work has been accomplished since the last meeting related to the group’s priority area and what actions should committee members take next?
  3. How will committees coordinate priority areas of work with the efforts of other organizations such as the California Department of Education (CDE), Special Education Local Planning Areas (SELPAs), and others to reduce duplication of efforts and leverage partnership opportunities? Discuss work that other stakeholders are doing that is related to the priority area.
Noon – 1:15 p.m. LUNCH
1:15 – 2:45 p.m.

Continue Item 1

Type of Action: Action, Information

2:45 – 3:00 p.m.

Item 3–Commissioner Liaison Reports: Commissioner reports on activities, liaison work, and representation of ACSE outside of ACSE meetings.

Type of Action: Action, Information

3:00 3:15 p.m.

Item 4–Public Comment: Input is invited from the public and organizational representatives.

3:15 –3:30 p.m. BREAK
3:30 5:00 p.m.

Item 5–Continue Strategic Action Plan Activities in Content Committees:

  1. Check for alignment to the charge. More specifically, how will work in this area address the ACSE charge?
  2. List options for communicating information and recommendations developed by content committees.

Content committee reports.

5:00 p.m. ADJOURNMENT

Adjournment of day's session.


Advisory Commission on Special Education
Agenda, Thursday, January 9, 2014, 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 – 9:00 a.m.

Item 6–ACSE Unfinished Business: Address any unfinished business from the previous day, if needed.

Type of Action: Action, Information

9:00 – 9:45 a.m.

Item 7–Repeal of the Hughes Bill Regulations: Report on Assembly Bill 86, which mandated the repeal of the regulations pertaining to behavior and added two new subsections to California Education Code. Presented by Allison Smith, Education Programs Consultant, Special Education Division, CDE.

Type of Action: Action, Information

9:45 – 10:30 a.m.

Item 8–Legislative Members and Liaison Reports: Reports from Joan Buchanan, Assembly Member and Chair, Committee on Education; Carol Liu, Senate Member and Chair, Committee on Education; and Carl Cohn, Member, SBE and SBE liaison to the ACSE.

Type of Action: Action, Information

10:30 – 10:45 a.m.

Item 9–Public Comment: Input is invited from the public and organizational representatives.

*Time will be allocated to distance participant Parent Training Institutes to present issues of importance to parents.

Type of Action: Action, Information

10:45 – 11:30 a.m.

Item 10–Common Core State Standards and Assessment Update for Students with Disabilities: Kristen Brown, Ph.D., Education Programs Consultant, Policy and Program Services Unit, Special Education Division, CDE; and Lily Roberts, Ph.D., Education Research and Evaluation Administrator, English Language Proficiency and Alternate Assessments Office, CDE.

Type of Action: Action, Information

11:30 a.m. – Noon

Item 11–Status Report Regarding the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP): Presentation by Christine Swenson, Director, Local Agency Systems Support, CDE. Under the Local Control Funding Formula, LEAs are required to prepare an LCAP which describes the process to meet annual goals for all pupils, with specific activities to address state and local priorities identified pursuant to California Education Code Section 52060(d).

Type of Action: Action, Information

Noon – 12:30 p.m.

Item 12–State Special Schools Director Report: Presented by Scott Kerby, Director, State Special Schools and Services Division, CDE.

Type of Action: Action, Information

12:30 – 1:00 p.m.

Item 13–Special Education Director Report: Presented by Fred Balcom, Director, Special Education Division, CDE.

Type of Action: Action, Information

1:00 – 1:15 p.m.

Item 14–Future Agenda Building: Commissioners are invited to submit recommendations for future meeting agenda items directly to the Vice Chair on or before February 1, 2014.

1:30 p.m. ADJOURNMENT

Adjournment of day's session.
Adjournment of meeting.

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