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ACSE Agenda February 12-13, 2020

Advisory Commission on Special Education (ACSE) meeting agenda.

Advisory Commission on Special Education Members

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

Student Member

  • Mike Infante

Legislative Members

  • Honorable Richard Pan, Senate
  • Vacant, Assembly

State Board of Education Liaison

  • Vacant, State Board Member

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 12, 2020
10 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Pacific Time ±

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

Thursday, February 13, 2020
9 a.m.–Noon Pacific Time ±

California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 1101
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 12, 2020
9–9:45 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
Operations and Planning Committee

Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 9–9:45 a.m. Pacific Time
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 1801
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 2019–20 and a timeline for the yearly ACSE activities.

  • February's agenda
  • Committees
  • Grazer Outstanding Achievement in Learning Award
  • Requests to be included on future ACSE meeting agendas from the field and public
  • April's meeting

Advisory Commission on Special Education

Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 10 a.m. Pacific Time
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 1101
Sacramento, California

NOTE: Items not heard or completed on February 12, 2020, may be carried over to February 13, 2020.

10–10:15 a.m.

  • Call to Order–Roll Call
  • Salute to the Flag
  • Swearing in of New Commissioner
  • Communications and Announcements
  • Report from OPC Meeting
  • Review of Agenda

10:15–11 a.m.

Item 1–California’s State Systemic Improvement Plan Update: An update on California’s State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) will be provided. The SED will present the Phase 3, year four SSIP report to the State Board of Education (SBE) for approval in March 2020 before submission to the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs in April 2020. The Advisory Commission on Special Education (ACSE) will make a recommendation regarding approval of the SSIP for the March 2020 SBE meeting. Presenter: Stacey Wedin, Education Programs Consultant, SED, CDE. (Item type: Information, discussion, action)

11–11:30 a.m.

Item 2–Update on the Annual Performance Report: The CDE is presenting an update to the Annual Performance Report presented in October along with a progress report on the development of new baselines and targets for the Federal fiscal year (FFY) 2020 to FFY 2026 State Performance Plan that will be submitted to the U.S. Department of Education in February 2021. Presenter: Shiyloh Duncan-Becerril, Education Administrator I, SED, CDE. (Item type: Information, discussion)

11:30 a.m.–Noon

Item 3–Update on California’s School Dashboard and Accountability System: A review of the 2019 California School Dashboard results will be provided by CDE’s Analysis, Measurement, and Accountability Reporting Division (AMARD). Presenter: Cindy Kazanis, Director, AMARD, CDE. (Item type: Information, discussion, action)

Noon–1:30 p.m. LUNCH

1:30–1:45 p.m.

Item 4–Commissioner Recognition: The Commission will recognize the work of previous commissioners and liaisons. (Item type: Information)

1:45–2:15 p.m.

Item 5–Department of Finance Update: An update on the Governor’s 2020–21 proposed state budget, including an overview of the special education funding included in the proposal, will be provided. (Item type: Information, discussion, action)

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2:15–2:45 p.m.

Item 6–Legislative Update: An update on bills related to special education that became law on January 1, 2020. Included in the presentation will be bills that made changes specifically to special education statute, and bills that could have implications for students with disabilities. Presenter: Allison Smith, Special Education Consultant, SED, CDE. (Item type: Information, discussion)

2:45–3 p.m. BREAK

3–3:15 p.m.

Item 7–ACSE Committees Planning: The ACSE has identified 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. (Item type: Information, discussion)

3:15–4 p.m.

Item 8–ACSE Committee Meetings: The ACSE has established Policy and Legislative Committees. The Policy Committee and members of the public will meet in room 1801 to discuss the College and Career Readiness Dashboard indicator in relation to students who take the California Alternate Assessment with representatives from the Special Education Administrators of County Offices, and materials and talking points for the April Capitol visit. The Legislative Committee and members of the public will meet in room 1103 to discuss the efforts of the Family Empowerment Centers to enact legislation to expand statewide and increase funding, Assembly Bill 1914, and talking points for the April Capitol visit. (Item type: Information, discussion)

4–4:15 p.m.

Item 9–ACSE Committee Report Out: Committee Chairs wills report out on the information and discussions in the committee meetings. (Item type: Information, discussion)

4:15–4:30 p.m.

Item 10–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)

4:30 p.m. ADJOURNMENT

Adjournment of day's session.


Advisory Commission on Special Education

Thursday, February 13, 2020, 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

9:15–10:15 a.m.

Item 11–Update on the Statewide System of Support: The California Collaborative on Educator Excellence will provide an update on the Statewide Systems of Support in relation to improving outcomes for students with disabilities. Presenter: Karla Estrada, Ed.D., Director, Systems Improvement and Innovation, California Collaborative for Educational Excellence. (Item type: Information, discussion)

10:15–10:45 a.m.

Item 12–Update on AB 2657: The CDE is presenting an update on AB 2657, Weber. Pupil discipline: restraint and seclusion. This item will include progress in workgroups as well as an update on the collection of restraint and seclusion data. Presenters: Shiyloh Duncan-Becerril, Education Administrator I, SED, CDE; Jeff Kramer, Education Programs Consultant, SED, CDE (Item type: Information, discussion, action)

10:45–11 a.m.

Item 13–Commissioner Updates and Liaison Reports: Updates from ACSE Commissioners and Reports from ACSE Liaisons will be provided. (Item type: Information, discussion)

11–11:30 a.m.

Item 14–State Special Education Director’s Report: An update from the State Special Education Director, focusing on the education of California students with disabilities, will be provided. Presenter: Kristin Wright, Director, SED, CDE. (Item type: Information, discussion)

11:30–11:45 a.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)

11:45 a.m.–Noon

Item 16–Agenda Building for ACSE Meetings: Commissioners will recommend items to be included on future ACSE meeting agendas. (Item type: Information, discussion)

Noon ADJOURNMENT

Adjournment of day's session.
Adjournment of meeting.

Questions: Special Education Division | ACSE@cde.ca.gov | 916-445-4602 
Last Reviewed: Thursday, January 30, 2020
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