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ACSE Agenda August 10-11, 2016

Advisory Commission on Special Education (ACSE) meeting agenda.
Advisory Commission on Special Education Members
  • Gina Plate, Chair
  • Barbara Schulman, Vice Chair
  • Michele Auon
  • Mildred Browne
  • Somer Harding
  • Sara Jocham
  • Betty Karnette
  • Christina Mills
  • Matthew Navo
  • Gloria Perez-Stewart
  • Lester Pincu
  • Keila Rodriguez
  • Mariano Sanz
  • Steven Winlock
Student Members
  • Jacob Miller
  • Pablo Gonzalez, Jr.
Legislative Members
  • Carol Liu, Senate
  • 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
  • Chris Drouin, Interim 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. 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
Schedule of Meeting Location
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Pacific Time ±
Holiday Inn at Capitol Plaza
300 J Street, California Room
Sacramento, California
916-446-0100
Thursday, August 11, 2016
9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Pacific Time ±
Holiday Inn at Capitol Plaza
300 J Street, California Room
Sacramento, California
916-446-0100

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
Wednesday, August 10, 2016, 10 a.m. Pacific Time
Holiday Inn at Capitol Plaza
300 J Street, California Room
Sacramento, California
NOTE: Items not heard or completed on August 10, 2016, may be carried over to August 11, 2016.
10–10:15 a.m.
  • Call to Order–Roll Call
  • Salute to the Flag
  • Communications and Announcements
  • Review of Agenda
  • Election of Officers, Mildred Browne, Chair, ACSE Nominations Committee
10:15–11 a.m.

Item 1–Breaking Barriers Presentation: Elizabeth Estes, Founder, Breaking Barriers nonprofit organization, will share the goals of the collaborative and engage in discussion about efforts going forward. Breaking Barriers is a collaborative of leaders from across systems dedicated to bringing alignment to services for children and families. For more information on the Breaking Barriers organization, visit the Breaking Barriers Web site External link opens in new window or tab.. (Item type: Information, discussion, action)

11–11:30 a.m.

Item 2–Transitioning to An Integrated Local, State, and Federal Accountability System: Nancy Brownell, Senior Fellow, Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), California State Board of Education (SBE), will provide an update on the development of a new accountability system for California and facilitate a discussion regarding the inclusion of students with disabilities. (Item type: Information, discussion)

11:30 a.m.–Noon

Item 3–Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) through the Lens of Special Education: Barbara Murchison, ESSA California State Lead; and Theresa Costa Johansen, Administrator, Policy and Program Services Unit, Special Education Division (SED), California Department of Education (CDE), will provide an overview on the California ESSA specific to students with disabilities. This discussion will include various efforts taking place in California. For more information on California’s ESSA efforts, visit the CDE, Every Student Succeeds Act Web page. (Item type: Information, discussion, action)

Noon–1:15 p.m. LUNCH
1:15–2 p.m.

Item 4–Update on the Development of a New Accountability System: Jenny Singh; Administrator; Academic Accountability Unit; Analysis, Measurement, and Accountability Reporting Division; CDE; will describe the accountability standards and gather input from Commissioners regarding the engagement of students with disabilities in a new accountability system. (Item type: Information, discussion, action)

2–2:30 p.m.

Item 5–Aligning State Initiatives: Glen Price, Chief Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction, CDE, will provide an update on the various CDE efforts and initiatives in the movement toward one system serving the whole child. For detailed information on the CDE Internal Ad Hoc Work Group Report on the Statewide Special Education Task Force Recommendations, please visit the CalSTAT Technical Assistance and Training Web page External link opens in new window or tab.. (Item type: Information, discussion)

2:30–3 p.m.

Item 6–Budget Update: Ian Johnson, Principal Program Budget Analyst, Education Systems Unit, Department of Finance, will provide an overview of the 2016–17 Kindergarten through grade 12 (K–12) education budget. The link to the budget summary External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF) is available on the California Budget Web site. (Item type: Information, discussion)

3–3:15 p.m. BREAK
3:15–3:30 p.m.

Item 7–General Public Comment and Organizational Input: Public comment and organizational input 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. Depending on the number of individuals wishing to address the ACSE, the Chair may establish time limits on presentations. (Item type: Information)

Teleconference details:
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
3:15 to 3:30 p.m.
Call in Number: 877-810-9415
Participant Passcode: 6580204
Press #
Press #

3:30–3:45 p.m.

Item 8–Family Voice: Family Empowerment Centers (FECs) and Parent Training and Information Centers (PTIs) participants will present issues of importance to families. Stakeholders wishing to give public comment via teleconference may contact their local FEC or PTI prior to the meeting to arrange in person comment at the FEC or PTI. A listing of California’s federally funded FECs and PTIs can be found on the CDE, California Parent Organizations Web page or at the California Family Empowerment Centers on Disability External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF). (Item type: Information, discussion)

3:45–4 p.m.

Item 9–Liaison Reports: Niki Sandoval, SBE; Assembly Member Tony Thurmond; Senator Carol Liu; and ACSE Commissioners. (Item type: Information, discussion, action)

4–4:30 p.m.

Item 10–Student Voice, Lindsey Hunter: Lindsey Hunter, a 15 year old freshman at Folsom High School, created a five minute silent film titled “Silent.” The video focuses on the impact of bullying and the power of kindness. Lindsey will show her video, created for a Northern California Media Educator’s contest, and discuss the overwhelming response to the message in the video. The “Silent” video may be viewed on the Folsom Cordova Unified School District's Facebook page External link opens in new window or tab.. (Item type: Information, discussion)

4:30–4:45 p.m.

Item 11–Results of Officer Election: Mildred Browne, Chair, ACSE Nominations Committee, will announce the results of the Officer Election.

4:45 p.m. ADJOURNMENT

Adjournment of day's session.


Advisory Commission on Special Education
Thursday, August 11, 2016, 9 a.m. Pacific Time
Holiday Inn at Capitol Plaza
300 J Street, California Room
Sacramento, California
9–9:15 a.m.
  • Call to Order–Roll Call
  • Salute to the Flag
  • Communications and Announcements
  • Review of Agenda
9:15–10 a.m.

Item 12–Assessment Update: Michelle Center, Director, Assessment Development and Administration Division, CDE, will provide an update on the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress Systems. Specifically, she will provide a description of the proposed Alternate Assessment format specific to science, and engage in related discussion. (Item type: Information, discussion)

10–10:45 a.m.

Item 13–The Fair Act beyond Helen Keller and Franklin D. Roosevelt: Emily Beitiks, Associate Director, Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability, San Francisco State University, will provide an overview of the Fair Act and initiatives. For more details on the Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability, visit the Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability Web site External link opens in new window or tab.. (Item type: Information, discussion, action)

10:45–11:45 a.m.

Item 14–Grazer Outstanding Achievement in Learning (GOAL) Award Presentation: Ana Ponce, Chief Executive Officer; Heather McManus, Chief Academic Officer; and Adalid Sanchez, Special Education Teacher; will present on the Dynamic Blended Inclusion Program highlighting the program’s unique approach to serving all students. Dr. William J. Ellerbee, Deputy Superintendent, Student Support and Special Services Branch, CDE, will present the GOAL Award to the representatives from Camino Nuevo Charter Academy #2 on behalf of the ACSE. (Item type: Information, discussion)

11:45 a.m.–1:30 p.m. LUNCH

2016 GOAL Award Recipient Luncheon: Commissioners and Camino Nuevo Charter Academy representatives will attend a hosted luncheon.

1:30–2 p.m.

Item 15–Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) Update: William Hatrick, Consultant, Program Evaluation and Research, CTC will provide an update on activities of the CTC. For more information on the action of the Educator Preparation Committee visit the CTC June 2016 Agenda External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF). (Item type: Information, discussion, action)

2–2:15 p.m.

Item 16–General Public Comment and Organizational Input: Public comment and organizational input 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. Depending on the number of individuals wishing to address the ACSE, the Chair may establish time limits on presentations. (Item type: Information)

Teleconference details:
Thursday, August 11, 2016
2:15 to 2:30 p.m.
Call in Number: 877-810-9415
Participant Passcode: 6580204
Press #
Press #

2:15–2:30 p.m.

Item 17: State Special Schools Director’s Report: Scott Kerby, Director, State Special Schools Division, CDE. (Item type: Information, discussion)

2:30–2:45 p.m.

Item 18–State Special Education Director’s Report: Chris Drouin, Interim Director, Special Education Division, CDE. (Item type: Information, Discussion)

2:45–3 p.m.

Item 19–Agenda Building for ACSE Meetings: Commissioners will discuss potential items to be included on future ACSE meeting agendas. (Item type: Information, discussion)

Adjournment of day's session.
Adjournment of meeting.

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