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ACSE Agenda June 20-21, 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
  • Jeannine Topalian
  • 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, June 20, 2018
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Pacific Time ±

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

Rooms Gold Hotel
Matošića ul. 21, 21000
Split, Croatia
Contact Person: Michele Andrus
Phone: 818-967-3100

Thursday, June 21, 2018
9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Pacific Time ±

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

Rooms Gold Hotel
Matošića ul. 21, 21000
Split, Croatia
Contact Person: Michele Andrus
Phone: 818-967-3100

 

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, June 20, 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, June 20, 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.

  • Update and discussion of new legislation addressing mental health
  • Report from Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission
  • Update on Seneca regarding proposal for placement of youth with intense behavior needs
  • Report from Student Mental Health Policy Workgroup meeting
  • Provide update on Breaking Barriers

Advisory Commission on Special Education


Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 10 a.m. Pacific Time
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 1101
Sacramento, California

Rooms Gold Hotel
Matošića ul. 21, 21000
Split, Croatia
Contact Person: Michele Andrus
Phone: 818-967-3100

NOTE: Items not heard or completed on June 20, 2018, may be carried over to June 21, 2018.

10–10:15 a.m.

  • Call to Order–Roll Call
  • Salute to the Flag
  • Communications and Announcements
  • Review of Agenda

10:15–10:30 a.m.

Item 1–Ad Hoc Mental Health Subcommittee Report and Breaking Barriers Fall Symposium Update: Members of the Advisory Commission on Special Education (ACSE) Ad Hoc Mental Health Subcommittee 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)

10:30–11 a.m.

Item 2–California Collaborative for Educational Excellence (CCEE) Update: Introduction of new CCEE Director of Special Education, Karla Estrada, who will discuss her new role within the California Collaborative and how the Collaborative will assist local educational agencies (LEAs) who are eligible for differentiated assistance. (Item type: Information, discussion)

Background materials:

California Collaborative for Educational Excellence Home Page External link opens in new window or tab.

11 a.m.–11:45 a.m.

Item 3–Update on the Development of California’s Accountability System: Jenny Singh, Administrator of the Academic Accountability Unit, California Department of Education (CDE), Analysis, Measurement, and Accountability Reporting Division (AMARD), will discuss recent developments in California’s new integrated local, state, and federal accountability and continuous improvement system. (Item type: Information, discussion, action)

Background materials:

California State Board of Education, May 2018 Agenda, Item 02 (DOCX)

11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m.

Item 4–Legislative Update and Small Group Discussion: Commissioners will breakout into two small groups to discuss Assembly Bill (AB) 1951 (O’Donnell), AB 2168 (Thurmond), AB 2704 (O’Donnell), and AB 3136 (O’Donnell). (Item type: Information, discussion)

Background materials:

Assembly Bill 1951 (O'Donnell) Pupil assessments: Pathways to College Act External link opens in new window or tab.
Assembly Bill 2168 (Thurmond) Special education: teachers: grant programs External link opens in new window or tab.
Assembly Bill 2704 (O'Donnell) Special education programs: Family Empowerment Centers on Disability External link opens in new window or tab.
Assembly Bill 3136 (O’Donnell) Special education funding External link opens in new window or tab.

12:45–1:45 p.m. LUNCH

1:45–2 p.m.

Item 5–Legislative Small Group Discussion Report Out: The ACSE will discuss the outcomes from the legislative small group discussion and report out on recommendations. (Item type: (Information, Discussion, action)

2–2:45 p.m.

Item 6–Preliminary Education Specialist Credential Update: William Hatrick, Consultant in Teacher Preparation, California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC), will provide an update on the status of the Preliminary Education Specialist Credential from recent CCTC meeting. (Item type: Information, discussion, action)

2:45–3:30 p.m.

Item 7–ACSE Committee Meetings: Commissioners will establish standing committee membership and determine structure for each committee. Commissioners will then breakout for initial committee meetings. (Item type: Information, discussion, action)

3:30–4:15 p.m.

Item 8–Voices from the Field: The ACSE would like to receive input from 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 any other groups who would like to provide input. (Item type: Information, discussion)

4:15–4:30 p.m.

Item 9–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)

4:30–4:45 p.m.

Item 10–California Commission on the Employment of People with Disabilities Overview: Maria Aliferis-Gjerde, Executive Officer, California Committee on the Employment of People with Disabilities (CCEPD) will provide an overview of the CCPED’s mission, vision, and work, including past and current project, and will share areas of potential partnerships with the ACSE. (Information, discussion)

Background materials:

California Commission on the Employment of People with Disabilities Web page External link opens in new window or tab.

4:45–5 p.m.

Item 11–State Special Schools Director’s Report: Scott Kerby, Director, State Special Schools, CDE. (Item type: Information, discussion)

5 p.m. ADJOURNMENT

Adjournment of day's session.


Advisory Commission on Special Education

Thursday, June 21, 2018, 9 a.m. Pacific Time
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 1101
Sacramento, California

Rooms Gold Hotel
Matošića ul. 21, 21000
Split, Croatia
Contact Person: Michele Andrus
Phone: 818-967-3100

9–9:15 a.m.

  • Call to Order–Roll Call
  • Salute to the Flag
  • Communications and Announcements
  • Review of Agenda
    • Election of Officers, Christina Mills, Chair, Nominations Committee

9:15–10 a.m.

Item 12–Assessment Update: Staff from the Assessment Development and Administration Division at the CDE will provide an update on the California statewide assessments, and assessment activities occurring in preparation for the July 2018 SBE meeting. (Item type: Information, discussion, action)

Background materials:

California State Board of Education, May 2018 Agenda, Item 03 (DOCX)

10–10:45 a.m.

Item 13–Curriculum Frameworks Update: Stephanie Gregson, Director of the Curriculum Frameworks and Instructional Resources Division, CDE, will provide 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. (Item type: Information, discussion, action)

10:45–11 a.m.

Item 14–State Special Education Director’s Report: Kristin Wright, Director, SED, CDE. (Item type: Information, discussion)

11–11:15 a.m. BREAK

11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

Item 15–Grazer Outstanding Achievement in Learning (GOAL) Award: Representatives of La Sierra High School’s in Fullerton Joint Union High School District will present to the Commission on the award-winning Adult Transition Program, and will be presented with the 2018 GOAL award. (Item type: Information, discussion)

12:15–1:45 p.m.

2018 GOAL Award Recipient Luncheon: Commissioners and representatives from La Sierra High School’s Adult Transition Program will attend a hosted luncheon.

1:45–2:30 p.m.

Item 16–Improving Outcomes for Students with Disabilities and Building Statewide Capacity through Targeted Resources and Technical Assistance: Tamara Clay, El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) SELPA Director; and Kevin Schaefer, Director of Program Support, EDCOE SELPA, will provide information on the current resources and technical assistance being provided to LEAs in California to improve outcomes for students with disabilities. (Item type: Information, discussion, action)

2:30–2:45 p.m.

Item 17–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 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: Monday, June 18, 2018
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