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Agenda May 1 and 2, 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, May 1, 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, May 2, 2013
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, May 1, 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 March 6, 2013, may be carried over to March 7, 2013.
10:00 - 10:10 a.m.
10:10 - 10:25 a.m.

Item 1-Subject: Operations and Planning for the Advisory Commission on Special Education (ACSE):

Type of Action: Action, Information

10:25 a.m. - Noon

Item 2-Subject: Standing committees will meet separately to discuss and make recommendations to the ACSE, to wit:

Policy Review and Development Standing Committee:

  1. California Code of Regulations, Title 5 review
    1. Clarification regarding teachers of students with vision impairments
    2. Specific learning disability language
    3. Items for further review in Phase II
  2. Behavior intervention plan language and policy considerations
  3. Special education master plan review proposal

Legislation Standing Committee:

  1. Review current legislation of interest to the ACSE.
  2. Review of legislative platform and recommendations for changes and adoption by the ACSE.
  3. Legislative purview and protocol of the ACSE to weigh in.
  4. Establish protocol with legislation, letters, tracking of bills, public testimony at hearings.
  5. Assignment of roles and responsibilities.
  6. Review of State budget language related to behavior intervention plan.

Type of Action: Action, Information

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

Item 3-Subject: Standing committees to convene to discuss outcomes, committee recommendations, and next steps.

Type of Action: Action, Information

1:30 - 1:45 p.m.

Item 4-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

1:45 - 3:15 p.m.

Item 5-Subject: Panel discussion on the provision of educationally related mental health services in public schools:

Type of Action: Action, Information

3:15 - 3:30 p.m. Break
3:30 - 3:45 p.m.

Item 6-Subject: Reports from ACSE legislative appointees and/or liaisons including Assembly Member Joan Buchanan; Senator Carol Liu; and Carl Cohn, Member, State Board of Education (SBE) and SBE liaison to the ACSE.

Type of Action: Action, Information

3:45 - 4:30 p.m.

Item 7-Subject: Discussion of presentations and concepts presented to the ACSE during the 2012–13 year for the purpose of developing policy recommendations for submittal to the SBE.

Type of Action: Action, Information

4:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Item 8-Subject: Commissioner reports on activities, liaison work and representation of the ACSE outside of ACSE meetings.

Type of Action: Action, Information

Adjournment of day's session.


Advisory Commission on Special Education
Agenda, Thursday, May 2, 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 - 9:00 a.m.

Item 9-Subject: The ACSE to complete any unfinished business from prior day.

Type of Action: Action, Information

9:00 - 9:20 a.m.

Item 10-Subject: Update and discussion on National Center and State Collaborative (NCSC) and Smarter Balance Assessment Consortium (SBAC) specific to students with disabilities presented by Kristen Brown, Education Programs Consultant, Policy and Program Services Unit, Special Education Division, CDE.

Type of Action: Action, Information

9:20 - 9:40 a.m.

Item 11-Subject: Update and discussion on State budget presented by Jillian Kissee, Finance Budget Analyst, Education Systems Unit, California Department of Finance.

Type of Action: Action, Information

9:40 - 10:00 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 School 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.

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

Type of Action: Information

10:00 - 10:15 a.m. Break
10:15 - 10:35 a.m.

Item 13-Subject: Update and discussion on the proposed state budget pertaining to Workability presented by Jill Larson, Education Programs Consultant, Special Education Division, CDE.

Type of Action: Action, Information

10:35 - 10:55 a.m.

Item 14-Subject: Report on matters pertaining to State Special Schools. Scott Kerby, Director, State Special Schools & Services Division Department of Education.

Type of Action: Action, Information

10:55 - 11:15 a.m.

Item 15-Subject: Special Education Division report by Fred Balcom, Director, Special Education Division, CDE.

Type of Action: Action, Information

11:15 - 11:35 a.m.

Item 16-Subject: August 2013 agenda building. ACSE Members are invited to participate in agenda for August meeting.

Type of Action: Action, Information

11:35 a.m. - 12:25 p.m.

Item 17-Subject: Grazer Outstanding Achievement in Learning (GOAL) Award:

Type of Action: Action, Information

12:25 - 1:30 p.m.

Item 18-Subject: GOAL award luncheon to be held in Room 1801 at the California Department of Education.

Type of Action: Information

Adjournment of day's session.
Adjournment of meeting.

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