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ACSE Agenda April 18-19, 2018

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
    Christina Mills
    Gloria Perez-Stewart
    Keila Rodriguez
    Kimberly Salomonson
    Mariano Sanz
  • David Toston
    Steven Winlock

Student Members

  • Leanne Libas

Legislative Members

  • Honorable Richard Pan, Senate
  • Honorable 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 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, April 18, 2018
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Pacific Time ±
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 1101
Sacramento, California
916-445-4602
Thursday, April 19, 2018
8:45 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, April 18, 2018
8 - 9:45 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 (SED), 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, April 18, 2018, 8–9:45 a.m. Pacific Time
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 1103
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 with education and across systems to improve children's social, emotional, and behavioral health.

  • Status of bills for new legislative cycle
  • Report from Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission
  • Report from Seneca regarding proposal for placement of youth with intense behavior needs
  • Report from Student Mental Health Policy Workgroup meeting
  • Discussion of Mental Health Framework
  • Provide update on Breaking Barriers

Advisory Commission on Special Education


Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 10 a.m. Pacific Time
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 1101
Sacramento, California

NOTE: Items not heard or completed on April 18, 2018, may be carried over to April 19, 2018.

10–10:15 a.m.

  • Call to Order–Roll Call
  • Salute to the Flag
  • Communications and Announcements
    • Nominations and Election Committee Update–Submission of Self Nomination Forms
  • Review of Agenda

10:15–11 a.m.

Item 1–Update and Small Group Discussion on the Development of California's Accountability System: Director Cindy Kazanis of the California Department of Education (CDE) Analysis, Measurement, and Accountability Reporting Division (AMARD); and Jenny Singh, Administrator of the Academic Accountability Unit, CDE, AMARD, will discuss recent developments in California's new integrated local, state, and federal accountability and continuous improvement system. Using the information provided, the ACSE Commissioners will break into small groups to discuss potential recommendations and report out. (Item type: Information, discussion, action)

Background materials:

California State Board of Education, March 2018 Agenda, Item 01 (DOCX)
February 23, 2018 CDE Memorandum to the California State Board of Education (DOCX)

11–11:40 a.m.

Item 2–Legislative Update and Small Group Discussion: Alejandro Espinoza, Legislative Representative, CDE, Governmental Affairs Division (GAD); and Sue Vang, Legislative Representative, CDE, GAD, will provide an information on Assembly Bill (AB) 2704 and AB 1951. Using the information provided, the ACSE Commissioners will break into small groups to discuss the content of the legislation. (Item type: Information, discussion)

Background materials:

Assembly Bill 2704 (O'Donnell) Special education programs: Family Empowerment Centers on Disability External link opens in new window or tab.
Assembly Bill 1951 (O'Donnell) Pupil assessments: Pathways to College Act External link opens in new window or tab.

11:40 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

Item 3–Discussion of the ACSE's Talking Points for State Capitol Visit: The ACSE will discuss and create talking points for use in meetings during the afternoon visit to the State Capitol. (Item type: Information)

Background materials:

ACSE Web page

12:15–1:30 p.m. LUNCH

NOTE: 1:30–4:00 p.m. ACSE Members will meet at state capitol for legislative visits. There will be no webcast during this time.

1:30–2 p.m.

Item 4–Discussion with Staff from the California State Assembly Committee on Education: Tanya Lieberman, Deputy Chief Consultant, California State Assembly Committee on Education, and the ACSE will discuss current legislation and issues relating to the education of students with disabilities in California's schools. Meeting room to be determined. (Item type: Information)

2–3:30 p.m.

Item 5–Meetings with Legislators and their Staff: Members of the ACSE will meet with their local elected legislators to discuss the ACSE's role and current issues. (Item type: Information)

3:30–4 p.m.

Item 6–Discussion with Staff from the California State Senate Committee on Education: Lynn Lorber, Chief Consultant/Staff Director, California State Senate Committee on Education, and the ACSE will discuss current legislation and issues relating to the education of students with disabilities in California's schools. Meeting will be held in Room 115 at the State Capitol. (Item type: Information)

4 p.m. ADJOURNMENT

Adjournment of day's session.


Advisory Commission on Special Education

Thursday, April 19, 2018, 8:45 a.m. Pacific Time
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 1101
Sacramento, California

8:45–9 a.m.

  • Call to Order–Roll Call
  • Salute to the Flag
  • Communications and Announcements
    • Grazer Outstanding Achievement in Learning Award Update
  • Review of Agenda
  • Travel Reimbursement Update

9–9:15 a.m.

Item 7–Debrief from the ACSE Commissioners' Individual Meetings with Legislators: The ACSE will discuss the afternoon's meetings with their legislators. (Item type: Information, discussion)

9:15–10 a.m.

Item 8–Assessment Update: Staff from the Assessment Development and Administration Division at the CDE will provide updates on the California statewide assessments from the March 2018 State Board of Education (SBE) meeting, and assessment activities occurring in preparation for the July 2018 SBE meeting. (Item type: Information, discussion, action)

Background materials:

California State Board of Education, March 2018 Agenda, Item 08 (DOCX)
California State Board of Education, March 2018 Agenda, Item 09 (DOCX)

10–10:15 a.m.

Item 9–Mental Health Subcommittee Ad Hoc Workgroup Report and Breaking Barriers Fall Symposium Update: Members of the ACSE Mental Health Subcommittee Ad Hoc Workgroup will report on the activities of the Workgroup, including requests for any potential future ACSE agenda items, and the ACSE Commissioners will discuss the Breaking Barriers Fall Symposium. (Item type: Information, discussion, action)

10:15–11 a.m.

Item 10–Preliminary Education Specialist Credential Update: Teri Clark, Director, Professional Services Division, Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC); and Sarah Solari Colombini, consultant, CTC, will provide an update on the status of the Preliminary Education Specialist Credential from the February CTC meeting. (Item type: Information, discussion, action)

Background materials:

California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, February 2018 Agenda, Item 4B External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)

11–11:15 a.m.

Item 11–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)

11:15 a.m.–11:30 a.m. BREAK

11:30–11:45 a.m.

Item 12–Liaison Reports: Updates from Niki Sandoval, State Board of Education liaison; the Honorable Dr. Richard Pan, California State Senator; the Honorable Tony Thurmond, California State Assemblymember; and ACSE Commissioners. (Item type: Information, discussion)

11:45–Noon

Item 13–State Special Schools Director's Report: Scott Kerby, Director, State Special Schools, CDE. (Item type: Information, discussion)

Noon–12:10 p.m.

Item 14–Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part B Grant Application: Nora Walker, Education, Research and Evaluation Assistant, CDE, Special Education Division (SED), will provide an update on the status of the IDEA Part B grant. (Item type: Information, discussion, action)

12:10–1:30 p.m. LUNCH

1:30–2 p.m.

Item 15–Voices from the Field: Input from formal stakeholder groups about trends, challenges, and successes. Participants include Special Education Local Plan Area Administrators of California, Parent Training and Information Centers, Family Empowerment Centers, California Teachers Association, California Charter Schools Association, California Association of Resource Specialists Plus, Special Education Administrators of County Offices, California Parent Teacher Association, California School Employees Association, and others. (Item type: Information, discussion)

2–2:15 p.m.

Item 16–State Special Education Director's Report: Kristin Wright, Director, SED, CDE. (Item type: Information, discussion)

2:15–2:30 p.m.

Item 17–ACSE Bylaw Update: Members of the ACSE will discuss proposed edits to the current ACSE bylaws. (Item type: Information, discussion, action).

2:30–3 p.m.

Item 18–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: Matt Traverso | mtraverso@cde.ca.gov | 916-323-3308 
Last Reviewed: Friday, April 6, 2018
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