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ACSE Agenda August 7-8, 2019

Advisory Commission on Special Education (ACSE) meeting agenda.

Advisory Commission on Special Education Members

  • Somer Harding, Chair
    David Toston, Vice Chair
    Michele Andrus
    Mildred Browne
    Havaughnia Hayes-White
    Sara Jocham
    April Lopez
    Christina Mills
    Gloria Perez-Stewart
  • Gina Plate
    Keila Rodriguez
    Kimberly Salomonson
    Barbara Schulman
    Jeannine Topalian
    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, August 7, 2019
10 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Pacific Time ±

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

Thursday, August 8, 2019
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 Operations and Planning Committee

(Due to logistical constraints, the Operations and Planning Committee will not be webcast)

Meeting Schedule Meeting Location
Wednesday, August 7, 2019
9–9:45 a.m. Pacific Time ±
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 4101
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
Operations and Planning Committee

Wednesday, August 7, 2019, 9–9:45 a.m. Pacific Time
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 4101
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.

  • ACSE Bylaws
  • August’s Agenda
  • Committee Meetings
  • October’s Meeting
  • Yearly Activities

Advisory Commission on Special Education

Wednesday, August 7, 2019, 10 a.m. Pacific Time
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 1101
Sacramento, California

NOTE: Items not heard or completed on August 7, 2019, may be carried over to August 8, 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

10:15–11:15 a.m.

Item 1–Update on the Development of California’s Accountability System: CDE staff 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 2019 Agenda, Item 01 (DOCX)

11:15–11:30 a.m.

Item 2–Commissioner/Liaison Reports: Dr. Niki Sandoval, California State Board of Education; the Honorable Dr. Richard Pan, California State Senator; and ACSE Commissioners will provide updates. (Item type: Information, discussion)

11:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

Item 3–Commission on Teacher Credentialing Update: Information on current activities of the Commission on Teacher Credentialing, including an update on new teacher grants and residency, will be provided. (Item type: Information, discussion, action)

Background materials:

California Commission on Teacher Credentialing Website External link opens in new window or tab.

12:15–1:30 p.m. LUNCH

1:30–1:45 p.m.

Item 4–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)

1:45–2:15 p.m.

Item 5–ACSE Committee Planning: The ACSE has identified standing committees to allow Commissioners and members of the public to discuss those issues that are specific to the work in the field. The members will discuss the specific objectives for each Committee meeting, and discuss norms for operation. (Item type: Information, discussion)

2:15–2:30 p.m.

Item 6–Recognition of Service for Past Chair: Commissioners will honor past Chair, Gina Plate for her years of service to the ACSE. (Item type: Information)

2:30–2:45 p.m. BREAK

2:45–4 p.m.

Item 7–ACSE Committee Meetings: In accordance with ACSE bylaws, standing Policy and Legislative Committees will meet. (Item type: Information, discussion)

4–4:30 p.m.

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

4:30 p.m. ADJOURNMENT

Adjournment of day's session.


Advisory Commission on Special Education

Thursday, August 8, 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

9:15–10:15 a.m.

Item 9–Assessment Update: CDE staff will provide an update on California’s statewide assessments and related activities. (Item type: Information, discussion, action)

Background materials:

California State Board of Education, July 2019 Agenda, Item 02 (DOCX)

California State Board of Education, July 2019 Agenda, Item 03 (DOCX)

10:15–11:15 a.m.

Item 10–Update from the Special Education Local Plan Area System Improvement Leads: Information on the efforts of the newly established Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) System Improvement Leads, and the Leads’ role within the Statewide System of Support, will be provided. (Item type: Information, discussion, action)

Background materials:

CDE SELPA Resource Lead Agency System Web page

11:15–11:30 a.m. BREAK

11:30–11:45 a.m.

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

11:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

Item 12– Voices from the Field: The ACSE would like to receive input from stakeholder groups about trends, challenges, and successes related to serving students with disabilities. (Item type: Information, discussion)

12:15–1:15 p.m. LUNCH

1:15–2 p.m.

Item 13–Update on the Social and Emotional Learning Community of Practice: An overview of the Social and Emotional Learning Community of Practice (COP) and the COP’s work with local education agencies in California will be provided. (Item type: Information, discussion, action)

Background information:

Social and Emotional Learning Community of Practice Web page External link opens in new window or tab.

2–2:30 p.m.

Item 14–State Seal of Civic Engagement Update:  A report on the efforts to create the State Seal of Civic Engagement for students in California will be provided. (Item type: Information, discussion, action)

Background information:

California State Board of Education, July 2019 Agenda, Item 04 (DOCX)

2:30–2:45 p.m.

Item 15– 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 16–Agenda Building for ACSE Meetings: Commissioners will recommend 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, July 25, 2019
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