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ACSE Agenda June 21-22, 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
  • 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, June 21, 2017
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Pacific Time ±
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 1101
Sacramento, California
916-445-4602
Thursday, June 22, 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
Mental Health Subcommittee Ad Hoc Workgroup
(Due to logistical constraints, the Ad Hoc Workgroup will not be Webcast)
Meeting Schedule Meeting Location
Wednesday, June 21, 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, June 21, 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.

  • Per request by ACSE, review data collected by the CDE

  • Report from representatives on the recent High Needs Summit, including follow up activities related to supporting youth

  • Discussion regarding potential partnerships with local universities

  • Breaking Barriers discussion, including any relevant items for ACSE

  • AB 2246 requires local educational agencies to have a policy on suicide prevention/intervention before the beginning of the 2017–18 school year. Discussion of emerging best practices. CDE guidance on the Mental Health Web page.

  • Discussion regarding potential partnerships with local universities

Advisory Commission on Special Education
Wednesday, June 21, 2017, 10 a.m. Pacific Time
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 1101
Sacramento, California
NOTE: Items not heard or completed on June 21, 2017, may be carried over to June 22, 2017.
10–10:15 a.m.
  • Call to Order–Roll Call
  • Salute to the Flag
  • Communications and Announcements
  • Review of Agenda
    • Proposed Meeting Dates through February 2020
10:15–11 a.m.

Item 1–Transition Programs in Sanger Unified School District: Commissioner Kimberly Salomonson, Director of Pupil Personnel Services, Sanger Unified School District (SUSD), will present on the transition programs provided to students with disabilities at SUSD. (Item type: Information, discussion)

Background information:
SUSD Web site
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11–11:30 a.m.

Item 2–Every Student Succeeds Act State Plan Overview: Barbara Murchison, Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) State Lead, ESSA Office, California Department of Education (CDE), will provide an update on the most recent draft of the California ESSA State Plan, released by the CDE for public comment on May 22, 2017. (Item type: Information, discussion, action)

Background information:
Every Student Succeeds Act Web page
California State Board of Education, May 2017 Agenda, Item 03 (DOC)
Draft ESSA State Plan Public Comment Toolkit Web page

11:30–11:45 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 June 21, 2017. (Item type: Information, discussion, action)

11:45 a.m.–1:15 p.m. LUNCH
1:15–3:15 p.m.

Item 4–Item 4–ACSE Small Group Discussions Regarding ACSE Priorities and Legislative Review: Commissioners will participate in small group discussions focused on the following: (Item type: Information, discussion, action)

  • ACSE Priority Review–In 2015, the ACSE identified priority areas for engagement. Commissioners will weigh in on those priorities and discuss changes as appropriate.

  • Legislative Review–Commissioners will review the status of the following legislation:

    • SB 354 (Portantino)
    • AB 312 (O’Donnell)
    • SCR 52 (Jackson) Every Kid Health Week
    • SCR 54 (O’Donnell) National Mental Health Awareness Month
3:15–3:30 p.m. BREAK
3:30–3:45 p.m.

Item 5–Small Group Session Reports: Commissioners will report on the small group discussions. (Item type: Information, discussion, action)

3:45–4:15 p.m.

Item 6–Update on the Governor’s May Budget Revise: Lisa Mierczynski, Principal Program Budget Analyst; and Aaron Heredia, Finance Budget Analyst, Education Unit, California Department of Finance, will provide an update on the Governor’s May revisions to the state budget. (Item type: Information, discussion, action)

Background information:
California Budget 2017–18 Web site External link opens in new window or tab.

4:15–4:45 p.m.

Item 7–Liaison Reports: Niki Sandoval, State Board of Education; Assembly Member Tony Thurmond; and ACSE Commissioners. (Item type: Information, discussion)

4:45–5 p.m.

Item 8–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, June 22, 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
    • Election of Officers, Mildred Browne, Chair, Nominations Committee
9:15–10 a.m.

Item 9–Assessment Update: Mao Vang, Education Administrator II, California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress Systems (CAASPP) Lead Office, CDE, will provide an update on the CAASPP. (Item type: Information, discussion, action)

Background information:
California State Board of Education, May 2017 Agenda, Item 02 (DOC)

10–10:45 a.m.

Item 10–Update on the Development of California’s Accountability System: Cindy Kazanis, Director of the CDE Analysis, Measurement, and Accountability Reporting Division (AMARD); and Jenny Singh, Administrator of the Academic Accountability Unit, AMARD, will discuss recent developments in creating an integrated local, state, and federal Accountability and Continuous Improvement System, including an overview of the proposed criteria and development of indicators for alternative schools. (Item type: Information, discussion, action)

Background information:
California Accountability Model & School Dashboard Web page
California State Board of Education, May 2017 Agenda, Item 01 (DOC)

10:45–11 a.m. BREAK
11 a.m.–Noon

Item 11–Grazer Outstanding Achievement in Learning Award: Representatives of The Rising Sun Adult School will present to the Commission on the award winning Transition to Success Program, and will be presented with the 2017 GOAL award. (Item type: Information, discussion)

Noon–1:30 p.m. LUNCH

2017 GOAL Award Recipient Luncheon: Commissioners and representatives from the Rising Sun Adult School will attend a hosted luncheon.

1:30–1:45 p.m.

Item 12–Results of Officer Election: Mildred Browne, Chair, ACSE Nominations and Elections Committee, will announce the results of the 2017 Officer Election. (Item type: Information, discussion, action)

1:45–2:15 p.m.

Item 13–State Special Education Director’s Report: Kristin Wright, Director, Special Education Division, CDE. (Item type: Information, discussion)

2:15–2:30 p.m.

Item 14–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)

2:30–3 p.m.

Item 15–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: Thursday, June 8, 2017
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