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ACSE Agenda February 22-23, 2017

Advisory Commission on Special Education (ACSE) meeting agenda.
Advisory Commission on Special Education Members
  • Gina Plate, Chair
  • Barbara Schulman, Vice Chair
  • Michele Andrus
    Mildred Browne
    Somer Harding
    Sara Jocham
    Betty Karnette
    Christina Mills
    Gloria Perez-Stewart
    Lester Pincu
    Keila Rodriguez
    Kimberly Salomonson
    Mariano Sanz
    Steven Winlock
Student Members
  • Leanne Libas
Legislative Members
  • Vacant, Senate
  • Tony Thurmond, Assembly
State Board of Education
  • Niki Sandoval, Liaison
State Special Schools
  • Scott Kerby, Director, State Special Schools and Services Division
    California Department of Education
Executive Secretary
  • Kristin Wright, Director, Special Education Division
    California Department of Education
Agenda Times Are Approximate and Are Provided for Convenience Only

Items may be re-ordered to be heard on any day of the noticed meeting. The order of business may be changed without notice. Every effort will be made to Webcast this meeting in its entirety, but some portions may not be Webcast due to logistical constraints.

Advisory Commission on Special Education
Meeting Schedule Meeting Location
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Pacific Time ±
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 1101
Sacramento, California
916-445-4602
Thursday, February 23, 2017
9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Pacific Time ±
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 1101
Sacramento, California
916-445-4602
Advisory Commission on Special Education
Breaking Barriers Ad-Hoc Workgroup
(Due to logistical constraints, the Ad-Hoc Workgroup will not be Webcast)
Meeting Schedule Meeting Location
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
8 - 9:45 a.m. Pacific Time ±
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 1801
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
Breaking Barriers Ad-Hoc Workgroup
Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 8–9:45 a.m. Pacific Time
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 1801
Sacramento, California

(Due to logistical constraints, the Ad-Hoc Workgroup will not be Webcast)

Members of the ACSE Breaking Barriers Ad Hoc Workgroup will be meeting prior to the start of the ACSE meeting to discuss opportunities and challenges at the state level related to collaboration across systems to transform children's social, emotional, and behavioral health.

AGENDA
  1. Review of problem statement

  2. Discuss the purpose of a proposed Coordinating Council

  3. Discuss ideal group members

  4. Discuss proposed problem statement providing rationale for a coordinated group effort in order to seek resolution

  5. Discuss the role of ACSE in this work and possible next steps

Advisory Commission on Special Education
Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 10 a.m. Pacific Time
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 1101
Sacramento, California
NOTE: Items not heard or completed on February 22, 2017, may be carried over to February 23, 2017.
10–10:15 a.m.
  • Call to Order–Roll Call
  • Salute to the Flag
  • Communications and Announcements
  • Nomination and Election Committee Update
  • Review of Agenda
10:15–11 a.m.

Item 1–Panel Discussion on the Continuum of Care Reform: Teresa A. Owensby, Policy Manager, Continuum of Care Reform Branch, Department of Social Services; Ken Berrick, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Seneca Center Family of Agencies; and Anjanette Pelletier, Senior Administrator, San Mateo County Special Education Local Plan Area; will serve on a panel to discuss the Continuum of Care Reform (CCR), put into policy through AB 403. The CCR provides a statutory and policy framework to ensure services and supports provided to a child or youth and his/her family are tailored towards the ultimate goal of maintaining a stable permanent family. This policy limits the options for group or congregate care to short term interventions. Panelists will discuss the changes and considerations necessary to ensure continuity and appropriate educational supports and services for children in these settings. (Item type: Information, discussion, action)

Background Information:
Continuum of Care Reform External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)

11–11:45 a.m.

Item 2–Bridging Education, Child Welfare, and Social Service Systems Program Overview, Samueli Academy: Chris Simonsen, CEO, Orangewood Foundation and the Samueli Academy; and Bob Theemling, Chief Program Officer, Orangewood Foundation, will share information about the Samueli Academy’s system for bridging education, child welfare, and social service that uses a whole child approach to meet the needs of students and families. (Item type: Information, discussion)

Background Information:
Samueli Academy
External link opens in new window or tab.

11:45 a.m.–1 p.m. LUNCH
1–4:45 p.m.

Item 3–Special Education Funding in California: A five part item covering several areas related to the current structure of California’s special education funding. (Item type: Information, discussion, action)

  • 1–1:30 p.m.

    Part 1, Special Education Funding Recommendations from the Public Policy Institute of California: Paul Warren, Research Associate, Public Policy Institute of California, will provide an overview of the recent report by the Public Policy Institute of California which outlines recommendations related to special education funding.

  • Background Information:
    Public Policy Institute of California External link opens in new window or tab.

  • 1:30–2 p.m.

    Part 2, 2017–18 Education Budget Update from Department of Finance: Ian Johnson, Principal Program Budget Analyst, Department of Finance, will provide an overview of the Governor’s proposed budget for 2017–18, including special education.

  • Background Information:
    2017–18 Governor's Budget Summary External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF) (pages 21–23)

  • 2–2:45 p.m.

    Part 3, Role of Special Education Local Plan Areas (SELPAs) in Current Service Delivery Structure: Kathy Skeels, Assistant Superintendent, Special Education/SELPA Director, San Joaquin County Office of Education; Mary Samples, Assistant Superintendent, Ventura County SELPA, and Finance Committee Chair of the Statewide Special Education Task Force; and Maureen Burness, retired, Co-Director of the Statewide Special Education Task Force and former ACSE Commissioner, will discuss the role and function of SELPAs in California.

  • 2:45–4 p.m.

    (Due to logistical constraints, the small group discussions will not be Webcast)

    Part 4, Small Group Discussions around Special Education Funding and Structure: Given the language in the Governor’s proposed budget for 2017–18, the ACSE Commissioners will engage in small group discussions specific to these areas:

  • School funding mechanisms should be equitable, transparent, easy to understand, and focused on the needs of students.

  • General purpose funding should cover the full range of costs to educate all students.

  • School districts should be provided the flexibility to establish goals and design innovative ways of delivering services to all students.

  • School districts are responsible for planning and implementing programs that lead to continuous improvement, measured by academic outcomes.
4–4:15 p.m. BREAK
  • 4:15–4:45 p.m.

    Part 5, Small Group Discussion Report Out: Commissioners will report on the content and outcomes from the small group discussions specific to the principles outlined in the Governor’s proposed budget for 2017–18.

4:45–5 p.m.

Item 4–General Public Comment and Organizational Input: Public comment and organizational input is invited on any matter, including items not on the agenda. The ACSE is precluded from discussing matters not on the agenda; however, questions may be asked by Commissioners for clarification purposes. Issues raised by the public may be referred to a future meeting agenda. Depending on the number of individuals wishing to address the ACSE, the Chair may establish time limits on presentations. (Item type: Information)

5 p.m. ADJOURNMENT

Adjournment of day's session.


Advisory Commission on Special Education
Thursday, February 23, 2017, 9 a.m. Pacific Time
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 1101
Sacramento, California
9–9:15 a.m.
  • Call to Order–Roll Call
  • Salute to the Flag
  • Communications and Announcements
  • Review of Agenda
9:15–9:45 a.m.

Item 5–Update on the Development of California’s Accountability System: Director Cindy Kazanis of the California Department of Education (CDE) Analysis, Measurement, and Accountability Reporting Division (AMARD); and Jenny Singh, Administrator of the Academic Accountability Unit, CDE, AMARD, will discuss recent developments in creating an integrated local, state, and federal Accountability and Continuous Improvement System. (Item type: Information, discussion, action)

Background Information:
California State Board of Education, January 2017 Agenda, Item 02 (DOC)

9:45–10:15 a.m.

Item 6–California’s State Systemic Improvement Plan Update: Jim Alford, Education Programs Consultant, SED, CDE, will provide an update on California’s development of the State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) to align with the statewide accountability system. The SED will present Phase 3 of the SSIP to the State Board of Education (SBE) for approval in March 2017 before submission to the United States Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) in April 2017. The ACSE will make a recommendation regarding approval of the SSIP for the March 2017 SBE meeting. (Item type: Information, discussion, action)

10:15–10:45 a.m.

Item 7–Assessment Update: Michelle Center, Director, Assessment Development and Administration Division, CDE, will provide an update on the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress Systems (CAASPP). (Item type: Information, discussion, action)

Background Information:
California State Board of Education, January 2017 Agenda, Item 08 (DOC)
California State Board of Education, January 2017 Agenda, Item 09 (DOC)

10:45–10:55 a.m. BREAK
10:55–11 a.m.

Item 8–Grazer Outstanding Achievement in Learning Award Recommendation: Mariano Sanz, ACSE Commissioner and Chair of the Grazer Outstanding Achievement in Learning (GOAL) Award Committee, will share the outcome of the application review process, and present the Committee's recommendation for the 2016–17 GOAL award. Additional information on the GOAL award can be found on the CDE Grazer Outstanding Achievement in Learning Web page. (Item type: Information, discussion, action)

11–11:30 a.m.

Item 9–Special Education Data and Update on New Federal Regulations Addressing Significant Disproportionality in Special Education: Shiyloh Becerril; Administrator; Assessment, Evaluation, and Support Unit; SED; CDE will provide an overview of the new federal regulations on Significant Disproportionality and respond to ACSE request for data. (Item type: Information, discussion, action)

11:30 a.m.–Noon

Item 10 will be addressed at the April 19–20, 2017, Meeting

<begin delete> Item 10–Kern County Superintendent’s Request for a Non-Integrated Special Education Facility: Kern County Superintendent of Schools submitted a request for approval to build a non-integrated special education facility to house their Aurora Program for students with severe emotional challenges. Donna DeMartini, Administrator, Focused Monitoring and Technical Assistance Unit II, SED, CDE, will present SED’s findings related to the request. Pursuant to Section 17070.80 (d)(3) of the California Education Code, the ACSE will prepare a recommendation to the State Superintendent of Public Instruction. (Item type: Information, discussion, action)

Background Information:
Non-integrated Special Education Projects <end delete>

Noon–12:15 p.m.

Item 11–Liaison Reports: Niki Sandoval, SBE; Assembly Member Tony Thurmond; and ACSE Commissioners. (Item type: Information, discussion, action)

12:151:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30–1:45 p.m.

Item 12–Breaking Barriers Ad Hoc Workgroup Report: Members of the ACSE Breaking Barriers Ad Hoc Workgroup will report on the activities of the workgroup, including potential outcomes or proposed action items from the meeting of February 22, 2017. (Item type: Information, discussion, action)

1:45–2 p.m.

Item 13–Family Voice: Family Empowerment Centers (FECs) and Parent Training and Information Centers (PTIs) participants will present issues of importance to families. A listing of California’s federally funded FECs and PTIs can be found on the CDE, California Parent Organizations Web page or at the California Family Empowerment Centers on Disability External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF) (Item type: Information, discussion)

2–2:15 p.m.

Item 14–State Special Schools Director’s Report: Scott Kerby, Director, State Special Schools Division, CDE. (Item type: Information, discussion)

2:15–2:30 p.m.

Item 15–State Special Education Director’s Report: Kristin Wright, Director, State Special Education Division, CDE. (Item type: Information, discussion)

2:30–2:45 p.m.

Item 16–General Public Comment and Organizational Input: Public comment and organizational input is invited on any matter, including items not on the agenda. The ACSE is precluded from discussing matters not on the agenda; however, questions may be asked by Commissioners for clarification purposes. Issues raised by the public may be referred to a future meeting agenda. Depending on the number of individuals wishing to address the ACSE, the Chair may establish time limits on presentations. (Item type: Information)

2:45–3 p.m.

Item 17–Agenda Building for ACSE Meetings: Commissioners will discuss potential items to be included on future ACSE meeting agendas. (Item type: Information, discussion)

3 p.m. ADJOURNMENT

Adjournment of day's session.
Adjournment of meeting.

Questions: Venetia Davis | vdavis@cde.ca.gov | 916-323-9773 
Last Reviewed: Friday, February 17, 2017
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