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ACSE Agenda June 22-23, 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

Sharon Olken, Liaison, State Board of Education

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 (SED), 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, June 22, 2022
10 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Pacific Time ±

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

Thursday, June 23, 2022
10 a.m. to 2:30 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 June 22‒23, 2022, ACSE meeting will be held at the California Department of Education (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 comments, please submit comments by noon on Friday, June 17, 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 June 22‒23, 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 Operations and Planning Committee

Wednesday, June 22, 2022, 9 to 9:30 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.

  • ACSE Annual Report
  • Student Commissioner Update

Advisory Commission on Special Education

Wednesday, June 22, 2022, 10 a.m. Pacific Time
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 1101
Sacramento, California

Begin Meeting

10 to 10:15 a.m. Pacific Time ±

  • Call to Order–Roll Call
  • Salute to the Flag
  • Welcome New State Board of Education (SBE) Liaison
  • Communications and Announcements
  • Review of Agenda Day One
  • Review of How to Provide Public Comment

Item 1

10:15 to 10:30 a.m.

State Budget Update: Staff from the Department of Finance (DOF) will provide an update on the May revise of the 2022‒23 state budget, including an overview of special education funding. Presenters: Liz Mai and Amber Alexander, DOF. (Item type: Information, discussion)

Item 2

10:30 a.m. to Noon

California Coalition for Inclusive Literacy Update: Staff from the California Coalition for Inclusive Literacy will provide information on current initiatives. Presenters: Shamryn Coyle, Director; Jennifer Levine, Director of Professional Learning; Elisa Torres-Barton, Implementation Specialist. (Item type: Information, discussion)

Lunch

Noon to 1 p.m.

Item 3

1 to 1:15 p.m.

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

Item 4

1:15 to 1:45 p.m.

Commissioner Updates and Liaison Reports: Updates from ACSE Commissioners and SBE Liaison. (Item type: Information, discussion).

Item 5

1:45 to 2 p.m.

Committee Report: An update on the work of the ACSE Operations and Planning Committee will be provided. Presenter: Havaughnia Hayes-White, Chair. (Item type: Information, discussion).

Item 6

2 to 2:30 p.m.

Annual Election of Officers: The Commission will hold the annual election of officers for 2022‒23. (Item type: Information, discussion, action)

Item 7

2:30 to 2:45 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, Day One

2:45 p.m.

Adjournment of meeting, day one


Advisory Commission on Special Education Mental Health Committee

Thursday, June 23, 2022, 8:45 to 9:45 a.m. Pacific Time
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 1103
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.

  • Support for educators and parents as part of social emotional learning initiatives
  • Coordinating work across agencies to align resources and funding, and provide direct referrals for services to families
  • Youth and family voice
  • Out of state residential treatment, options to maintain students in California

Advisory Commission on Special Education

Thursday, June 23, 2022, 10 a.m. Pacific Time
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 1101
Sacramento, California

Begin Meeting

10 to 10:15 a.m. Pacific Time ±

  • Call to Order–Roll Call
  • Salute to the Flag
  • Communications and Announcements
  • Review of Agenda Day Two
  • Review of How to Provide Public Comment

Item 8

10:15 to 11:15 a.m.

Commission Key Document Work Groups: The Commission will break into small work groups to review and discuss the upcoming Annual Report and existing ACSE Guiding Documents. Due to logistical constraints, work groups will not be webcast. Updates of these sessions will be webcast during the meeting. (Item type: Information, discussion)

Break

11:15 to 11:30 a.m.

Item 9

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Commission Key Document Work Groups, Session Two: Commissioners will switch work groups and continue the work noted in Item 8. (Item type: Information, discussion)

Item 10

12:30 to 1 p.m.

Committee and Work Group Updates: Commissioners will provide updates on the Mental Health Committee, Annual Report, and Guiding Documents work groups. (Item type: Information, discussion)

Lunch

1 to 2 p.m.

Item 11

2 to 2:15 p.m.

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

Item 12

2:15 to 2:30 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 of Meeting

2:30 p.m. Adjournment of meeting

Questions: Special Education Division | ACSE@cde.ca.gov | 916-445-4602 
Last Reviewed: Friday, June 10, 2022
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