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ACSE Agenda June 19-20, 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, June 19, 2019
10 a.m.–5 p.m. Pacific Time ±

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

Thursday, June 20, 2019
9 a.m.–2:45 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, June 19, 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, June 19, 2019
9–9:45 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, June 19, 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
  • Discussion of items being shared with the Commission regarding Mental health and Behavioral Health

Advisory Commission on Special Education
Operations and Planning Committee

Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 9–9:45 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.

  • June’s Agenda
  • Committee Meetings
  • GOAL Award
  • Officer Election
  • August Meeting

Advisory Commission on Special Education

Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 10 a.m. Pacific Time
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 1101
Sacramento, California

NOTE: Items not heard or completed on June 19, 2019, may be carried over to June 20, 2019.

10–10:15 a.m.

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

10:15–11:30 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, including Districts of Special Education Accountability, will be discussed. (Item type: Information, discussion, action)

Background materials:

California State Board of Education, May 2019 Agenda, Item 01 Study Session (DOCX)

11:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

Item 2–California Children’s Trust and Breaking Barriers California Report:The collaborative efforts of the Children’s Trust and Breaking Barriers along with their individual work furthering comprehensive care for the children of California will be presented. (Item type: Information, discussion)

Background materials:

California Children's Trust website External link opens in new window or tab.

Breaking Barriers California website External link opens in new window or tab.

12:15–1:30 p.m. LUNCH

1:30–2:15 p.m.

Item 3–Overview of the Schools Collaboration Grant Program: Information on the status of the Triage Schools Collaboration Grants created by the Investment in Mental Health Wellness Act of 2013 will be provided. (Item type: Information, discussion, action)

Background materials:

Investment in Mental Health Wellness Act of 2013 Triage Schools Collaboration Grants web page External link opens in new window or tab.

2:15–3:15 p.m.

Item 4–Panel Discussion on Diploma Options for Students with Disabilities: An expert panel will discuss the alternate diploma option for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities introduced by the United States Department of Education in addition to the creation of other potential diploma options for students with disabilities. (Item type: Information, discussion)

3:15–3:30 p.m. BREAK

3:30–4:30 p.m.

Item 5–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)

4:30–4:45 p.m.

Item 6–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 p.m.

Item 7–ACSE Committee Report Out: Commissioners will report out on the committee meetings to the whole Commission. (Item type: Information, discussion, action)

5 p.m. ADJOURNMENT

Adjournment of day's session.


Advisory Commission on Special Education

Thursday, June 20, 2019, 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
  • Election of ACSE Officers for 2019–20

9:15–10 a.m.

Item 8–Assessment Update: An update on California’s statewide assessments and related activities; detailed information on the English Language Proficiency Assessments for California will be provided. (Item type: Information, discussion, action)

Background materials:

California State Board of Education, May 2019 Agenda, Item 01 (DOCX)

California State Board of Education, May 2019 Agenda, Item 05 (DOCX)

California State Board of Education, May 2019 Agenda, Item 06 (DOCX)

10–10:15 a.m.

Item 9–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)

10:15–10:30 a.m.

Item 10–State Special Education Director’s Report: Kristin Wright, Director, SED, CDE. (Item type: Information, discussion)

10:30–11:30 a.m.

Item 11–Grazer Outstanding Achievement in Learning (GOAL) Award Presentation and Award Ceremony: Representatives of the 2019 GOAL Award recipient Trabuco Hills High School Unified Champion School program will provide information to the Commission on the award-winning program, and will be presented the 2019 GOAL Award at this year’s ceremony. (Item type: Information, discussion)

11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.

2019 GOAL Award Recipient Luncheon: Commissioners and representatives from Trabuco Hills High School Unified Champion School program will attend a hosted luncheon.

1–1:30 p.m.

Item 12–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)

1:30–2 p.m.

Item 13–Report on the 2019 California Budget Act: A breakdown of the 2019 California Budget Act with respect to special education funding and related programs will be provided. (Item type: Information, discussion, action)

2–2:15 p.m.

Item 14–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)

2:15–2:45 p.m.

Item 15–Agenda Building for ACSE Meetings: Commissioners will discuss potential items to be included on future ACSE meeting agendas. (Item type: Information, discussion)

2:45 p.m. ADJOURNMENT

Adjournment of day's session.
Adjournment of meeting.

Questions: Matt Traverso | mtraverso@cde.ca.gov | 916-323-3308 
Last Reviewed: Friday, June 7, 2019
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