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Agenda September 4 and 5, 2012

Advisory Commission on Special Education (ACSE) meeting agenda.
Advisory Commission on Special Education Members

Kristin Wright, Chair
Diane Fazzi, Vice Chair

Feda Almaliti
Janice Brown
Maureen Burness
Kenneth Denman
Morena de Grimaldi
Betty Karnette
Susan Martinez
Laurie Newton
Tomislav Peraic
Naomi Rainey
Barbara Schulman
Laureen Sills
Jaclyn Vincent

Student Members

Matthew Stacy
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 & 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

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time ±
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 1101
Sacramento, California
916-445-4602

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 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, Tuesday, September 4, 2012, 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 1101
Sacramento, California

NOTE: Items not heard or completed on September 4, 2012, may be carried over to September 5, 2012.
9:00 - 9:30 a.m.

Call to Order - Roll Call
Salute to the Flag
Communications & Announcements
Introductions and Welcome New Members
Review of Agenda

9:30 - 9:45 a.m.

Item 1A: Legislative Liaison Report
Assembly Member Joan Buchanan, Chair, Assembly Education Committee and Assembly Liaison
Senator Carol Liu, Senate Liason

Type of Action: Information, Action

9:45 a.m. - Noon

Item 1B: Provide the Special Education Division with advice and assistance regarding the Part B, Annual State Funding Application, Section IV, specific to laws and regulations identified as “state-imposed” and “not required” by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, 2004.

ACSE members.

Type of Action: Information, Action

12:00 - 1:15 p.m. Lunch
1:15 - 1:45 p.m.

Item 2: Report of Preliminary Response to Instruction and Intervention Survey findings jointly conducted by the Professional Learning & Support Division, California Department of Education and the Division of Professional Services, Commission on Teacher Credentialing in collaboration with the California Comprehensive Center located at WestEd.

Virginia Reynolds, Director, Center for Prevention & Early Intervention and Dona Mienders , Project Director, California Comprehensive Assistance Center at WestEd.

Type of Action: Information, Action

1:45 - 2:15 p.m.

Item 3: Presentation and discussion regarding the charge of the Instructional Quality Commission (IQC) and how the ACSE can weigh in to decision-making on adoption of curriculum instruction and framework relative to students with disabilities.

Bill Honig, Chair - Instructional Quality Commission (IQC). The IQC, formerly called the Curriculum Development and Supplemental Materials Commission, is an advisory body to the California State Board of Education (SBE) on matters related to curriculum, instructional materials, and content standards in accordance with Education Code sections 33530-33540.

Type of Action: Information, Action

2:15 - 2:30 p.m. Break
2:30 - 2:45 p.m.

Item 4: State Board of Education (SBE) update to ACSE.

Carl Cohn, SBE Liaison and/or delegated representative.

Type of Action: Information, Action

2:45 - 3:00 p.m.

Item 5: Public Comment
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 or organizational representative.

Type of Action: Information

3:00 - 3:45 p.m.

Item 6: California Department of Education (CDE) response to US Department of Education determination regarding State Performance Plan Indicator 13 - Transition.

Fred Balcom, Director, Special Education Division, CDE, will provide the ACSE with information regarding California’s determination status by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs. Jill Larson, Education Programs Consultant, Special Education Division, will follow-up with a discussion on the topic of transition and a Community of Practice as it relates to the State Performance Plan - Indicator 13.

Attachments Specific to Item 6:

2012 SPP/APR and State Determination Letter (Grant Year 2010-2011 - Issued June 28, 2012) External link opens in new window or tab. (DOC)

The document titled How the Department Made Determinations under Section 616(d) of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act in 2012: Part B can be accessed in the above document.)

California Part B FFY 2010 SPP/APR Response Table External link opens in new window or tab. (DOC)

Type of Action: Information, Action

3:45 - 4:00 p.m.

Item 7: Revisit ACSE unfinished business of the day.

ACSE members.

Type of Action: Information, Action

Adjournment of day's session.


Advisory Commission on Special Education
Agenda, Wednesday, September 5, 2012, 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 1101
Sacramento, California

9:00 - 9:10 a.m.

Call to Order - Roll Call
Salute to the Flag
Communications & Announcements
Review of Agenda

9:10 - 9:15 a.m.

Item 8: Approval of meeting minutes.

Type of Action: Information, Action

9:15 - 10:15 a.m.

Item 9: Update on draft report “Special Education Expenditures, Revenues and Provision in California” submitted August 20, 2012, by the American Institutes for Research as a Partner in the California Comprehensive Center at WestEd.

Jannelle Kubinec, Director of National, State, and Special Projects for the Comprehensive School Assistance Program at WestEd.

Type of Action: Information, Action

10:15 - 10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 - 10:50 a.m.

Item 10: Report on Multi-Tiered Systems of Support and Common Core Standards - Prospectus. ACSE Summer Workgroup Update and presentation of prospectus for work plan and time line moving forward.

Jannelle Kubinec, Director of National, State, and Special Projects for the Comprehensive School Assistance Program at WestEd.

Type of Action: Information, Action

10:50 -11:10 a.m.

Item 11: Report on 2012 Legislative Session.

Monique Ramos, Legislative Representative, Governmental Affairs Division, Department of Education.

Type of Action: Information, Action

11:10 - 11:30 a.m.

Item 12: Update on activities and outcomes of the Statewide Assessment Reauthorization Work Group (formerly known as the AB 250 Panel).

Deborah Sigman, Deputy Superintendent - District, School & Innovation Branch, CDE.

Type of Action: Information, Action

11:30 a.m. - Noon

Item 13: Organizational Input:
Representatives, including yet not limited to the following organizations, are invited to address the ACSE on issues of interest: California Association of Resource Specialist Plus, California Teachers Association, California State 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, California Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and all other interested entities.

Type of Action: Information

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Item 14: Report on matters pertaining to State Special Schools.

Scott Kerby, Director, State Special Schools & Services Division Department of Education

Type of Action: Information, Action

1:30 - 2:00 p.m.

Item 15: Public Comment:
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

2:00 - 2:45 p.m.

Item 16: Commissioner Update: Commissioners will report (limited to three minutes each) on matters of interest pertaining to the memberships' appointing bodies and stakeholders.

Type of Action: Information, Action

2:45 - 3:00 p.m. Break
3:00 - 3:45 p.m.

Item 17: Report on matters pertaining to the Special Education Division.

Fred Balcom, Director, Special Education Division, CDE

Type of Action: Information, Action

3:45 - 4:00 p.m.

Item 18: Unfinished business from prior day's agenda, meeting wrap up and October meeting agenda preview.

ACSE members.

Type of Action: Information, Action

Adjournment of day's session.
Adjournment of meeting.

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