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Agenda August 19 and 20, 2013

Advisory Commission on Special Education (ACSE) meeting agenda.
Advisory Commission on Special Education Members
  • Diane Fazzi, Chair
  • Gina Plate, Vice Chair
  • Feda Almaliti
  • Maureen Burness
  • Morena de Grimaldi
  • Kristi Hagans
  • Somer Harding
  • Sara Jocham
  • Betty Karnette
  • Nancy Portillo
  • Naomi Rainey
  • Mariano Sanz
  • Barbara Schulman
  • Kristin Wright
Student Members
  • Hyla Rachwal
  • Timothy Higgins
Legislative Members
  • Carol Liu, Senate
  • Joan Buchanan, Assembly
State Board of Education
  • Carl Cohn, Liaison
State Special Schools
  • Scott Kerby, Director, State Special Schools and 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


Monday, August 19, 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


Tuesday, August 20, 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, Monday, August 19, 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 August 19, 2013, may be carried over to August 20, 2013.
10:00 - 10:15 a.m.
  • Call to Order - Roll Call
  • Salute to the Flag
  • Communications and Announcements
  • Review of Agenda
  • Operations and Planning
10:15a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Item 1-Subject: ACSE Strategic Plan. The ACSE intends to engage in a strategic planning process for the 2013–14 fiscal year. Strategic planning represents the central work of an organization or group. An effective strategic planning process helps organizational members clarify their shared purpose, establish realistic goals, and align their time, energy, and financial resources to support key priorities.

  • Introduction to Strategic Planning:
    • Definition
    • Background/foundational work
    • Anticipated session outcomes
  • Building the Foundation:
    • Clarify expectations
    • Identifying stakeholders
    • Roles and responsibilities of Commission members and others
Lunch
1:15 p.m.

Item 2-Subject: Presentation of Legislative Resolution honoring Kristin Wright for her years of service as ACSE Commissioner and Chair.

Type of Action: Information

Item 1 (continued) - Subject: ACSE Strategic Plan.

  • Setting Priorities:
    • Identify priorities to date, trends, and opportunities
    • Accept public comment
    • Establish priority areas
    • Adopt Committee structure for organizing the work

Adjournment of day's session.


Advisory Commission on Special Education
Agenda, Tuesday, August 20, 2013, 8:30 a.m. Pacific Time
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 1101
Sacramento, California

8:30 - 8:40 a.m.
  • Call to Order - Roll Call
  • Salute to the Flag
  • Communications and Announcements
  • Review of Agenda
8:40 - 9:00 a.m.

Item 3-Subject: ACSE to complete any unfinished business from prior day.

9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Item 4-Subject: Continue strategic planning. Adopt structure and process to implement strategic plan.

  • Committee Meetings

Type of Action: Action, Information

10:00 - 10:15 a.m.

Item 5-Subject: Report from Legislative members and State Board of Education liaison - Joan Buchanan, Chair, Assembly Member; Carol Liu, Senate Member; and Carl Cohn, Member, State Board of Education (SBE) and SBE liaison to the ACSE.

Type of Action: Information

10:15 - 10:45 a.m.

Item 6-Subject: 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: Information

10:45 - 11:00 a.m. Break
11:00 - 11:15 a.m.

Item 7-Subject: Public School Accountability Act (“API”) – Weighting of student achievement as it relates to the calculation of API scores for a certificate of completion. Fred Balcom, Director, Special Education Division.

Type of Action: Action, Information

11:15 - 11:45 a.m.

Item 8-Subject: State Special Schools report by Scott Kerby, Director, State Special Schools and Services Division, California Department of Education.

Type of Action: Information

11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Item 9-Subject: Special Education Division report by Fred Balcom, Director, Special Education Division, California Department of Education.

Type of Action: Information

12:15 - 12:45 p.m.

Item 10-Subject: Commissioner reports on activities, liaison work, and representation of ACSE outside of ACSE meetings.

Type of Action: Information

12:45 - 1:15 p.m.

Item 11-Subject: Agenda building for future meetings. Commissioners are invited to submit recommendations for future meeting agenda items directly to the Vice Chair on or before August 31, 2013.

Type of Action: Information

Adjournment of day's session.
Adjournment of meeting.

Questions: Venetia Davis | vdavis@cde.ca.gov | 916-323-9773 
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, December 24, 2014

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