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ACSE Agenda August 22-23, 2018

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
    Christina Mills
    Gloria Perez-Stewart
    Keila Rodriguez
    Kimberly Salomonson
  • Barbara Schulman
  • 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, August 22, 2018
10 a.m.–4:15 p.m. Pacific Time ±

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

Thursday, August 23, 2018
9 a.m.–3 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, August 22, 2018
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, August 22, 2018
9:30–9:50 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, 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, August 22, 2018, 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 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
  • Update on Mental Health Framework
  • Report from Student Mental Health Policy Workgroup meeting
  • Provide update on Breaking Barriers

Advisory Commission on Special Education
Operations and Planning Committee

Wednesday, August 22, 2018, 9:30–9:50 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 be meeting prior to the start of the ACSE meeting to the operations of the ACSE for fiscal year 2018–19 and a timeline for the yearly ACSE activities.

  • ACSE Leadership
  • ACSE Yearly Activities
  • GOAL Award for 2018–19
  • Fall ACSE Meeting

Advisory Commission on Special Education

Wednesday, August 22, 2018, 10 a.m. Pacific Time
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 1101
Sacramento, California

NOTE: Items not heard or completed on August 22, 2018, may be carried over to August 23, 2018.

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 a.m.

Item 1–Update on the Development of California’s Accountability System: Director Cindy Kazanis of the California Department of Education (CDE) Analysis, Measurement, and Accountability Reporting Division (AMARD); and Jenny Singh, Administrator of the Academic Accountability Unit, CDE, 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, July 2018 Agenda, Item 01 (DOCX)

11–11:15 a.m.

Item 2–Ad Hoc Mental Health Subcommittee: 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. (Item type: Information, discussion)

11:15 a.m.–Noon

Item 3–Special Education Division (SED) Gallery Walk: ACSE Commissioners and members of the public will take a tour of the SED’s office, meet SED staff, and be provided with information on the work performed by the Division’s units. (Item type: Information)

Noon–1:15 p.m. LUNCH

1:15–2 p.m.

Item 4–Special Education Funding in California: Heather Carlson, Associate Director, SED, CDE, Heather DiFede, East County Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) Director, San Diego County Office of Education East County, and Susan Coston, SELPA Director, Merced County Office of Education, will provide a high-level introduction on how Special Education is funded in California. (Item type: Information, discussion)

2–2:30 p.m.

Item 5–Continuum of Care Reform Update: Carroll Schroeder, Executive Director, California Alliance of Child and Family Services (CACFS), and Danielle Mole, Senior Policy Advocate, CACFS, will provide an update on short-term residential therapeutic programs (STRTP), including information on STRTP licensure. (Item type: (Information, Discussion, action)

2:30–2:45 p.m.

Item 6–ACSE Committee Preface and Discussion: ACSE Commissioners will discuss procedure and membership for the Policy Committee, Legislative Committee, and GOAL Award Committee. (Information, Discussion)

2:45–3 p.m. BREAK

3–4 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)

4–4:15 p.m.

Item 8–ACSE Committee Report Out: Commissioners will report out on the committee meetings to the whole Commission. (Item type: Information, discussion, action)

4:15 p.m. ADJOURNMENT

Adjournment of day's session.


Advisory Commission on Special Education

Thursday, August 23, 2018, 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

9:15–10 a.m.

Item 9–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 September 2018 State Board of Education (SBE) meeting. (Item type: Information, discussion, action)

Background materials:

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

10–10:45 a.m.

Item 10–Preliminary Education Specialist Credential Update: William Hatrick, Consultant in Teacher Preparation, California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC), and Sarah Solari Colombini, Consultant in Teacher Preparation, CCTC, will provide an update on the status of the Preliminary Education Specialist Credential from recent CCTC meetings. (Item type: Information, discussion, action)

Background materials:

California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, August 2018 Agenda, Item 2E External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)

10:45–11 a.m. BREAK

11–11:15 a.m.

Item 11–State Special Education Director’s Report: Kristin Wright, Director, SED, CDE. (Item type: Information, discussion)

11:15–11:30 a.m.

Item 12–Liaison Reports: Updates from Niki Sandoval, SBE liaison; the Honorable Dr. Richard Pan, California State Senator; the Honorable Tony Thurmond, California State Assemblymember; and ACSE Commissioners. (Item type: Information, discussion)

11:30 a.m.–Noon

Item 13–Voices from the Field: The ACSE would like to receive input from stakeholder groups about trends, challenges, and successes. Participants include SELPA 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)

Noon–1:30 p.m. LUNCH

1:30–2 p.m.

Item 14–ACSE Meeting Guidelines and Legal Requirements: Paul Lacy, Deputy General Counsel, CDE, will lead a training covering the requirements of the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act and other legal information pertinent to serving on the ACSE. (Item type: Information, discussion)

Background information:

California Attorney General’s Office: A Handy Guide to The Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act of 2004 External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)

2–2:15 p.m.

Item 15–State Special Schools Director’s Report: Scott Kerby, Director, State Special Schools, CDE. (Item type: Information, discussion)

2:15–2:30 p.m.

Item 16–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)

2:30–3 p.m.

Item 17–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: Thursday, August 9, 2018
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