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ACSE Agenda April 17-18, 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, April 17, 2019
10 a.m.–5:15 p.m. Pacific Time ±

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

Thursday, April 18, 2019
9 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

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

Meeting Schedule Meeting Location
Wednesday, April 17, 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, April 17, 2019
9–9:55 a.m. Pacific Time ±
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 2102
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, April 17, 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.

  • Update and discussion of new and ongoing legislation addressing mental health
  • Report from Mental Health Services and Oversight and Accountability Committee Breaking Barriers Update
  • Report on work project regarding charter schools and mental health: How to meet the Behavioral Needs of Students
Communication with districts and SELPA from Short Term Therapeutic Residential Placements regarding support and services for students in the schools

Advisory Commission on Special Education
Operations and Planning Committee

Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 9–9:55 a.m. Pacific Time
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 2102
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.

  • April's Agenda
  • Committee Meetings
  • ACSE’s Trip to the Capitol
  • GOAL Award
  • June Meeting

Advisory Commission on Special Education

Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 10 a.m. Pacific Time
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 1101
Sacramento, California

NOTE: Items not heard or completed on April 17, 2019, may be carried over to April 18, 2019.

10–10:15 a.m.

  • Call to Order–Roll Call
  • Salute to the Flag
  • Communications and Announcements
    • Report from OPC Meeting
    • GOAL Award Update
    • 2019–20 Chair and Vice Chair Nominations
  • Review of Agenda

10:15–10:45 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, March 2019 Agenda, Item 17 (DOCX)

10:45–11 a.m.

Item 2–Ad Hoc Mental Health Subcommittee Report: The activities of the Ad Hoc Mental Health Subcommittee, including requests for any potential future ACSE agenda items, will be reviewed. (Item type: Information, discussion)

11–11:30 a.m.

Item 3–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, March 2019 Agenda, Item 3 (DOCX)

11:30 a.m.–Noon

Item 4– Student Voice: The experiences as a student with a disability navigating California’s education system and recommendations to the field based upon those experiences will be shared. (Item type: Information, discussion)

Noon–12:15 p.m.

Item 5–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)

12:15–1:20 p.m. LUNCH

1:20–1:50 p.m.

Item 6–Preliminary Education Specialist Credential Update: An update on the status of the Preliminary Education Specialist Credential from recent California Commission on Teacher Credentialing meetings will be provided. (Item type: Information, discussion, action)

Background materials:

California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, April 2019 Agenda, Item 4c External link opens in new window or tab.

1:50–2:50 p.m.

Item 7– ACSE Committee Meetings: Commissioners have established standing Policy and Legislative Committees. Committees will meet to discuss the items included in their respective meeting agenda. (Item type: Information, discussion)

2:50–3:20 p.m.

Item 8–ACSE Committee Report Out: Commissioners will report out on the committee meetings to the whole Commission. (Item type: Information, discussion, action)

3:20–3:30 p.m. BREAK

3:30–4 p.m.

Item 9–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)

4–4:30 p.m.

Item 10–ACSE Bylaw Discussion: Updates to the ACSE bylaws, proposed at the February 2019 ACSE meeting, will be reviewed and discussed. (Item type: Information, discussion, action)

4:30–4:45 p.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)

4:45–5:15 p.m.

Item 12–Preparations for ACSE’s Trip to the Capitol: Details regarding the ACSE’s trip to the Capitol, including the schedule of events, talking points for meetings with legislators, and Capitol etiquette will be discussed. (Item type: Information, discussion)

Background materials:

ACSE Web Page

5:15 p.m. ADJOURNMENT

Adjournment of day's session.


Advisory Commission on Special Education

Thursday, April 18, 2019, 9 a.m. Pacific Time
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 1101
Sacramento, California

NOTE: 9 a.m.–Noon ACSE Members will meet at the State Capitol for legislative visits. There will be no webcast during this time.

9–10:15 a.m.

Item 13–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)

10:15–10:45 a.m.

Item 14–Discussion with Staff from the California State Assembly Committee on Education: The ACSE will discuss current legislation and issues relating to the education of students with disabilities in California’s schools with staff from the State Assembly Committee on Education. Meeting will be held in State Capitol Room 125. (Item type: Information)

10:45–11 a.m. BREAK

11–11:30 a.m.

Item 15– Discussion with Staff from the Governor’s Office: The ACSE will discuss current legislation and issues relating to the education of students with disabilities in California’s schools with Governor’s Office staff. Meeting will be held in Governor’s Office Conference Room. (Item type: Information)

11:30–Noon

Item 16–Discussion with Staff from the California State Senate Committee on Education: The ACSE will discuss current legislation and issues relating to the education of students with disabilities in California’s schools with staff from the State Senate Committee on Education. Meeting will be held in State Capitol Room 2040. (Item type: Information)

Noon–1:30 p.m. LUNCH

1:30–2 p.m.

Item 17–Debrief on the ACSE Trip to the Capitol: The morning’s meetings with legislators and staff will be reviewed. (Item type: Information, discussion)

2–2:15 p.m.

Item 18–Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part B Grant Application: An update on the status of the IDEA Part B grant, including a timeline for the application’s submission, will be provided. (Item type: Information, discussion, action)

2:15–2:30 p.m.

Item 19–State Special Education Director’s Report: Kristin Wright, Director, SED, California Department of Education. (Item type: Information, discussion)

2:30–2:45 p.m.

Item 20–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)

2:45–3 p.m.

Item 21Agenda 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: Thursday, April 4, 2019
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