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ACSE Agenda February 20-21, 2019

Advisory Commission on Special Education (ACSE) meeting agenda.

Advisory Commission on Special Education Members

  • Gina Plate, Chair
  • Michele Andrus, Vice Chair
  • Mildred Browne
    Somer Harding
  • Havaughnia Hayes-White
    Sara Jocham
  • April Lopez
    Christina Mills
    Gloria Perez-Stewart
    Keila Rodriguez
    Kimberly Salomonson
  • Barbara Schulman
  • Jeannine Topalian
  • David Toston
    Steven Winlock

Student Members

  • Mike Infante

Legislative Members

  • Honorable Richard Pan, Senate
  • Vacant, Assembly

State Board of Education

  • Niki Sandoval, Liaison

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 or on a subsequent agenda. 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, February 20, 2019
10 a.m.–5 p.m. Pacific Time ±

California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 1101
Sacramento, California
916-445-4602

Thursday, February 21, 2019
9 a.m.–3:30 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

(Due to logistical constraints, the Subcommittee will not be webcast)

Meeting Schedule Meeting Location
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
8–9:30 a.m. Pacific Time ±
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 1103
Sacramento, California
916-445-4602

 

Advisory Commission on Special Education Operations and Planning Committee

(Due to logistical constraints, the Operations and Planning Committee will not be webcast)

Meeting Schedule Meeting Location
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
9:30–9:55 a.m. Pacific Time ±
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 1103
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

Wednesday, February 20, 2019, 8–9:30 a.m. Pacific Time
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 1103
Sacramento, California

(Due to logistical constraints, the subcommittee 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 with education and across systems to improve children's social, emotional, and behavioral health.

  • Report from Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission Report from Student Mental Health Policy Workgroup Meeting
  • Provide outcomes of Breaking Barriers Symposium
  • Report on work project regarding charter schools and mental health: how to meet the behavioral needs of students
  • Discussion and update on Short Term Therapeutic Residential Placements and the commercial sexual exploitation of children

Advisory Commission on Special Education
Operations and Planning Committee

Wednesday, February 20, 2019, 9:30–9:55 a.m. Pacific Time
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 1103
Sacramento, California

(Due to logistical constraints, the Operations and Planning Committee will not be webcast)

Members of the ACSE Operations and Planning Committee will be meeting prior to the start of the ACSE meeting to discuss the operations of the ACSE for fiscal year 2018–19 and a timeline for the yearly ACSE activities.

  • ACSE Yearly Activities
  • GOAL Award for 2018–19
  • March ACSE Meeting
  • ACSE Committee Meetings

Advisory Commission on Special Education

Wednesday, February 20, 2019, 10 a.m. Pacific Time
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 1101
Sacramento, California

NOTE: Items not heard or completed on February 20, 2019, may be carried over to February 21, 2019.

10–10:25 a.m.

  • Call to Order–Roll Call
  • Salute to the Flag
  • Communications and Announcements
    • Report from OPC Meeting
    • GOAL Award Update
  • Review of Agenda

10:25–11:10 a.m.

Item 1–Update on the Development of California’s Accountability System: Recent developments in California's new integrated local, state, and federal accountability and continuous improvement system will be discussed. (Item type: Information, discussion, action)

Background materials:

California State Board of Education, November 2018 Agenda, Item 4 (DOCX)

11:10 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Item 2–Curriculum Frameworks and Instructional Resources Update and Breakout Discussion: Information on the CDE's efforts to develop inclusive curriculum and frameworks ensuring each and every student is provided access to grade-level standards and curriculum will be provided. Following the presentation, the ACSE will break into groups facilitated by Curriculum Frameworks and Instruction Resources Division staff to discuss and provide feedback on the inclusion of access and equity. (Item type: Information, discussion, action)

Background materials:

California Department of Education Curriculum Frameworks and Instructional Materials Web Page

12:30–1:45 p.m. LUNCH

1:45–2:30 p.m.

Item 3–Scale-Up Multi-Tiered System of Support Statewide Project Report: An update on the work done through the Scale-Up Multi-Tiered System of Support Statewide Project, including lessons learned and proposed recommendations for policymakers will be provided. (Item type: Information, discussion, action)

2:30–3:15 p.m.

Item 4–Ventura County Office of Education Least Restrictive Environment Research Presentation: An overview of VCOE’s research on the relationship between Least Restrictive Environment and Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium performance will be provided. (Item type: Information, discussion, action)

3:15–3:25 p.m. BREAK

3:25–3:45 p.m.

Item 5–Statewide System of Support Update: An overview of the Statewide System of Support recent work will be provided. (Item type: Information, discussion)

Background materials:

California State Board of Education, January 2019 Agenda, Item 22 (DOCX)

3:45–4 p.m.

Item 6–ACSE Committees Planning: The ACSE has identified standing committees to allow Commissioners and members of the public to discuss those issues that are specific to the work in the field. The members will discuss the specific objectives for each Committee meeting, and discuss norms for operation. (Information, discussion)

4–5 p.m.

Item 7–ACSE Committee Meetings: Commissioners have established standing Policy and Legislative Committees. Committees will meet to review the ACSE Strategic Plan and Legislative Platform, the ACSE Mission and Vision, and the Children’s Bill of Rights in addition to discussing agenda topics for future committee meetings. (Item type: Information, discussion)

5 p.m. ADJOURNMENT

Adjournment of day's session.


Advisory Commission on Special Education

Thursday, February 21, 2019, 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
    • Committee Reports
  • Review of Agenda

9:15–10 a.m.

Item 8–Assessment Update: An update on the California statewide assessments and assessment activities, including detailed information on the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress science assessment, will be provided. (Item type: Information, discussion, action)

Background materials:

California State Board of Education, November 2018 Agenda, Item 8 (DOCX)

California State Board of Education, January 2019 Agenda, Item 8 (DOCX)

10–10:45 a.m.

Item 9–California’s Assistive Technology Program: Information on how to access assistive technology supports and services for students with disabilities, teachers and administrators through California’s Assistive Technology (AT) Act Program will be provided. This presentation will included details on how to utilize the Device Loan Demonstration Centers around the state, the AT hotline, AT trainings and AT reuse opportunities. (Item type: Information, discussion, action)

10:45–11 a.m.

Item 10–State Special Education Director’s Report: Kristin Wright, Director, SED, CDE. (Item type: Information, discussion)

11–11:15 a.m. BREAK

11:15–11:30 a.m.

Item 11–Liaison Reports: Updates from Dr. Niki Sandoval, California State Board of Education (SBE); the Honorable Dr. Richard Pan, California State Senator; and ACSE Commissioners. (Item type: Information, discussion)

11:30–11:45 a.m.

Item 12–California’s State Systemic Improvement Plan Update: An update on the status of California’s development of the State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) will be provided. The SED will present Phase 3 of the SSIP to the SBE for approval in March 2019 before submission to the United States Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs in April 2019. The ACSE will make a recommendation regarding approval of the SSIP for the March 2019 SBE meeting. (Item type: Information, discussion, action)

11:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

Item 13–Voices from the Field: The ACSE would like to receive input from stakeholder groups about trends, challenges, and successes relevant to serving students with disabilities. The ACSE would like to stay abreast of the most current findings regarding stakeholders, students, and families. (Item type: Information, discussion)

12:15–1:30 p.m. LUNCH

1:30–2 p.m.

Item 14–Department of Finance Update: An update on the Governor’s 2019–20 proposed state budget, including an overview of the special education funding included in the proposal, will be provided. (Item type: Information, discussion)

Background materials:

The 2019–20 Governor's Proposed California State Budget External link opens in new window or tab.

2–2:15 p.m.

Item 15–General Public Comment: General public comment 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. Chair reserves the right to establish time limits on presentations. (Item type: Information, discussion)

2:15–3:15 p.m.

Item 16–ACSE Bylaw Discussion: Commissioners will discuss the current ACSE bylaws and suggest updates. (Item type: Information, discussion)

3:15–3:30 p.m.

Item 17–Agenda Building for ACSE Meetings: Commissioners will discuss potential items to be included on future ACSE meeting agendas. (Item type: Information, discussion)

3:30 p.m. ADJOURNMENT

Adjournment of day's session.
Adjournment of meeting.

Questions: Matt Traverso | mtraverso@cde.ca.gov | 916-323-3308 
Last Reviewed: Thursday, February 7, 2019
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