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ACSE Agenda April 19-20, 2017

Advisory Commission on Special Education (ACSE) meeting agenda.

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Advisory Commission on Special Education Members
  • Gina Plate, Chair
  • Barbara Schulman, Vice Chair
  • Michele Andrus
    Mildred Browne
    Somer Harding
  • Havaughnia Hayes-White
    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, April 19, 2017
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Pacific Time ±
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 1101
Sacramento, California
916-445-4602
Thursday, April 20, 2017
9 a.m. - 1 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, April 19, 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
Mental Health Subcommittee Ad-Hoc Workgroup
Wednesday, April 19, 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 Mental Health Subcommittee 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 data provided by the CDE, if available

  2. Discussion of pending legislation

  3. Breaking Barriers discussion from Symposium

Advisory Commission on Special Education
Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 10 a.m. Pacific Time
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 1101
Sacramento, California
NOTE: Items not heard or completed on April 19, 2017, may be carried over to April 20, 2017.
10–10:15 a.m.
  • Call to Order–Roll Call
  • Salute to the Flag
  • Communications and Announcements
  • Nomination and Election Committee Update–Submission of Self Nomination Forms
  • Review of Agenda
10:15–11 a.m.

Item 1–Assessment Update: Michelle Center, Director, Assessment Development and Administration Division, California Department of Education (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, March 2017 Agenda, Item 05 (DOC)

11–11:15 a.m.

Item 2–Annual State Application under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA): Nora Walker; Associate Governmental Program Analyst; Assessment, Evaluation, and Support Unit; Special Education Division (SED); CDE; will provide an update on the status of the preliminary application for federal fiscal year 2017 funding under the IDEA. (Item type: Information, discussion)

Background information:
California's Annual State Application for 2017

11:15–11:30 a.m.

Item 3–Mental Health Subcommittee Ad Hoc Workgroup Report: Members of the ACSE Mental Health Subcommittee Ad Hoc Workgroup will report on the activities of the workgroup, including potential outcomes or proposed action items from the meeting of April 19, 2017. (Item type: Information, discussion, action)

11:30–11:45 a.m.

Item 4–State Special Education Director’s Report: Kristin Wright, Director, SED, CDE. (Item type: Information, discussion)

11:45 a.m.–1 p.m. LUNCH
1–2 p.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, including a review of the new California School Dashboard Report. (Item type: Information, discussion, action)

Background information:
California Accountability Model & School Dashboard
California State Board of Education, March 2017 Agenda, Item 02 (DOC)

2–2:45 p.m.

Item 6–Legislative Update: Allison Smith, Education Programs Consultant, Policy and Program Services Unit, SED, CDE, will provide an update on current legislative items. (Item type: Information, discussion, action)

2:45–3 p.m. BREAK
3–3:45 p.m.

Item 7–Youth Organizing! Disabled and Proud Overview: Christina Mills, ACSE Commissioner and Deputy Director of the California Foundation for Independent Living Centers, and Yolanda Vargas, Youth Organizer at the California Foundation for Independent Living Centers, will provide an overview of the Youth Organizing (YO)! Disabled and Proud program, which connects, organizes, and educates youth with disabilities. (Item type: Information, discussion)

Background information:
Youth Organizing! Disabled and Proud External link opens in new window or tab.

3:45–4:15 p.m.

Item 8–Student Voice: Leanne Libas, ACSE student commissioner, will share her educational experience as a student with a disability and offer recommendations to the field based on those experiences. (Item type: Information, discussion)

4:15–4:45 p.m.

Item 9–Review of Advisory Commission on Special Education Priority Documents: In 2014–15, the ACSE engaged in a strategic planning process that resulted in guiding documents for prioritizing the work of the Commission, including Disability Equity considerations, ACSE Priority Areas, and the Legislative Platform. The ACSE will review these documents and determine if any changes are appropriate. (Item type: Information, discussion, action)

4:45–5 p.m.

Item 10–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, April 20, 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 Proposed Meeting Dates through February 2020
  • Review of Agenda
9:15–10 a.m.

Item 11– Magnolia School District: Dr. Frank Donavan, Superintendent of Magnolia School District, will provide information on the Magnolia School District’s approach to effectively serving students with disabilities. (Item type: Information, discussion)

Background information:
Magnolia School District External link opens in new window or tab.

10–10:15 a.m.

Item 12–Liaison Reports: Niki Sandoval, SBE; Assembly Member Tony Thurmond; and ACSE Commissioners. (Item type: Information, discussion, action)

10:15–10:30 a.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)

10:30–11 a.m.

Item 14–Fresno County Request for a Charter Schools Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA): Trina Frazier, Administrator for the Fresno County SELPA, will provide an overview of Fresno County’s request to establish the Fresno County Charter Schools SELPA. It is the goal of the Fresno County Charter SELPA that all pupils with exceptional needs at the charter schools within the SELPA receive appropriate special education services. Fresno County’s request to establish a charter SELPA will be heard by the State Board of Education during its May 2017 meeting. (Item type: Information, Discussion, Action)

11–11:15 a.m. BREAK
11:15–11:45 a.m.

Item 15–California Commission on Teacher Credentialing’s Preliminary Education Specialist Workgroup Update: Sarah Solari Colombini, Consultant, Professional Services Division, Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC), will provide an update on the activities and recommendations of the Preliminary Education Specialist Workgroup, including a summary of outcomes from the April 2017 CTC meeting. (Information, discussion, action)

Background information:
Summary of the Preliminary Education Specialist Work Group’s Recommendations to the Commission External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)

11:45 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Item 16–Kern County Superintendent’s Request for a Non-Integrated Special Education Facility: Dr. Mary Barlow, Kern County Superintendent of Schools, will outline Kern County’s request for approval to build a non-integrated special education facility to house its Aurora Program for students with severe emotional challenges. Donna DeMartini, Administrator, Focused Monitoring and Technical Assistance Unit II, SED, CDE, will present the 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)

12:30–12:45 p.m.

Item 17–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)

12:451 p.m.

Item 18–Agenda Building for ACSE Meetings: Commissioners will discuss potential items to be included on future ACSE meeting agendas. (Item type: Information, discussion)

1 p.m. ADJOURNMENT

Adjournment of day's session.
Adjournment of meeting.

Questions: Venetia Davis | vdavis@cde.ca.gov | 916-323-9773 
Last Reviewed: Thursday, April 6, 2017
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