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ACSE Agenda April 13, 2022

Advisory Commission on Special Education (ACSE) meeting agenda.

Advisory Commission on Special Education Members

  • Havaughnia Hayes-White, Chair
    Stacey Adler, Vice Chair
    Marie Alvarado Gil
    Michele Andrus
    Elizabeth Estes
    Dawn Hamilton
    April Lopez
    Sarah Notch
    Christine Oyakawa
    Gloria Ruiz
    Kimberly Salomonson
    Barbara Sorter
    Jeannine Topalian
    David M. Toston
    Steven Winlock

Legislative Members

  • Honorable Richard Pan, Senate
  • Vacant, Assembly

State Board of Education Liaison

Vacant

Executive Secretary

  • Heather Calomese, 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.

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

Meeting Schedule Meeting Location
Wednesday, April 13, 2022
10 a.m.–5:15 p.m. Pacific Time ±

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

Advisory Commission on Special Education Meeting Logistics

Members of the public may view the meeting by live webcast, which will subsequently be archived on the ACSE Meeting Webcasts web page.

The April 13, 2022, ACSE meeting will be held at the CDE, at the address noted above. The CDE building will be open to the public, however capacity may be limited in order to allow for physical distancing and members of the public are strongly encouraged to wear masks.

Public Comment Guidelines

Public comment may be via email, phone, or in-person, as specified below.

Email

The public is highly encouraged to submit written comment to the ACSE members in advance for prior consideration. In order to ensure Commissioners have time to review the comments, please submit comments by noon on Friday, April 8, 2022. However, comments received after that time will be forwarded to Commission members until the day of the meeting. Comments should be submitted to the ACSE mailbox at ACSE@cde.ca.gov. The following information should be included in the body of the email: (1) commenter’s first and last name, (2) organization affiliation, (3) agenda item number or general public comment.

Phone

Public comment may also be provided by dialing the phone number and participant access code that will be provided on April 13, 2022, and then following the operator’s prompts. Upon dialing in, callers will be added to a caller queue. The operator will notify callers when it is their turn to provide public comment. Public comment will be limited to one minute for each agenda item unless otherwise specified by the ACSE. Members of the public wishing to dial in for public comment should view the live-stream of the meeting. The number and access code will be provided at the start of public comment for each item.

Prior to making public comment, speakers who are watching the meeting via live webcast should make sure the volume on their computer is muted to avoid echoing or feedback during the call.

In-Person

Public comment may also be provided in-person at the ACSE meeting. However, capacity may be limited to allow for physical distancing and members of the public are strongly encouraged to wear masks. Individuals who wish to comment on a specific agenda item or provide general public comment must sign up on the public comment roster prior to public comment. Public comment will be limited to one minute for each agenda item unless otherwise specified by the ACSE.

Agenda Item Materials

Agenda item materials, including presentation materials, are available by sending a request for copies to ACSE@cde.ca.gov.


Advisory Commission on Special Education Mental Health Committee

Wednesday, April 13, 2022, 9 to 9:30 a.m. Pacific Time
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 1801
Sacramento, California

(Due to logistical constraints, the Mental Health Committee will not be webcast)

Members of the ACSE Mental Health Committee will meet in person prior to the start of the ACSE meeting to discuss and plan the activities of the Committee.

  • Interagency collaboration to provide timely and effective mental health and behavioral supports for students in crisis. Discussion regarding need for supports in this area.
  • Equipping educators to handle mental health and behavioral concerns. Discussion regarding need for supports in this area.
  • Addressing educator burnout/trauma and retention (impacts on our most vulnerable students). Discussion regarding need for supports in this area.
  • Mental and Behavioral Legislation. What is being proposed and what might be of use prospectively.
  • Youth ACSE members and partnership with youth Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission (MHSOAC) on recommendations for children and youth of California.

Advisory Commission on Special Education Operations and Planning Committee

Wednesday, April 13, 2022, 9:30 to 10 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 meet in person prior to the start of the ACSE meeting to discuss the operations of the ACSE.

  • In-person meeting update
  • Sixth Annual Breaking Barriers Interagency Symposium
  • Student commissioner selection process update
  • Grazer Outstanding Achievement in Learning (GOAL) award, recommendation(s) for remaining funds

Advisory Commission on Special Education

Wednesday, April 13, 2022, 10 a.m. Pacific Time
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 1101
Sacramento, California

Begin Meeting

10 to 10:20 a.m. Pacific Time ±

  • Call to Order–Roll Call
  • Salute to the Flag
  • Communications and Announcements
    • Annual Officer Nomination Forms
  • Review of Agenda
  • Review of How to Provide Public Comment

Item 1

10:20 to 11:05 a.m.

Overview of the California Statewide System of Support (CSSS): Information will be provided on the of the CSSS and how it is structured to support better outcomes for students with disabilities. Presenters: Mindy Fattig, Senior Advisor, Statewide System of Support, California Collaborative on Educational Excellence; Anissa Sonnenburg, Education Administrator, System of Support Office, CDE. (Item type: Information, discussion, action)

Item 2

11:05 to 11:50 a.m.

Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Update: An overview of programs supporting students before, during, and after the Coronavirus (COVID), with a focus on students with disabilities. Presenter: Mai Xi Lee; SEL Director, Sacramento County Office of Education. (Item type: Information, discussion, action)

Item 3

11:50 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Grazer Outstanding Achievement in Learning Award: The selection committee will announce the recipient for this year, provide an update on next steps, and the ACSE will determine the award. Presenter: Michele Andrus, Commissioner. (Item type: Information, discussion, action)

Lunch

12:15 to 1:15 p.m.

Item 4

1:15 to 2:15 p.m.

Early Education Division (EED) Update: Information on current programs, with a focus on the budget, initiatives, and engagement opportunities for students with disabilities. Presenter: Sheila Self; Education Administrator, EED, CDE. (Item type: Information, discussion, action)

Item 5

2:15 to 3:15 p.m.

Update on the Governor’s Proposed 2022 Budget: Department of Finance (DOF) representatives will provide updates, including how the budget relates to students with disabilities, special education programs, and funding. Presenters: Liz Mai and Chris Ferguson, DOF. (Item type: Information, discussion)

Break

3:15 to 3:25 p.m.

Item 6

3:25 to 3:45 p.m.

Special Education Director’s Report: An update on the activities of the Special Education Division (SED) will be provided. Presenter: Heather Calomese, Director, CDE, SED. (Item type: Information, discussion)

Item 7

3:45 to 4:15 p.m.

Commissioner Updates: Updates from the ACSE Commissioners will be provided. (Item type: information, discussion)

Item 8

4:15 to 4:45 p.m.

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Update: Superintendent Thurmond will provide updates on work across the state for all students, including students with disabilities. (Item type: information, discussion)

Item 9

4:45 to 5 p.m.

ACSE Agenda Building: Commissioners will suggest potential items for future ACSE meetings. (Item type: Information, discussion)

Item 10

5 to 5:15 p.m.

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)

Adjournment

5:15 p.m. Adjournment of meeting.

Questions: Special Education Division | ACSE@cde.ca.gov | 916-445-4602 
Last Reviewed: Friday, April 1, 2022
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