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ACSE Agenda August 17-18, 2022

Advisory Commission on Special Education (ACSE) meeting agenda.
Important Notice

Please note, the August 2022 Advisory Commission on Special Education (ACSE) meeting will be held as a teleconference; Room 1101 (board room) will be closed to the public. See ACSE Meeting Logistics section below for options to view and participate in the meeting.

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 ACSE may request assistance by contacting the California Department of Education (CDE), 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, August 17, 2022
10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Pacific Time ±
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 1101, Sacramento, CA
Phone: 916-445-4602
Thursday, August 18, 2022
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pacific Time ±

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

Advisory Commission on Special Education Meeting Logistics

On June 30, 2022, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 189 (Chapter 44, Statutes of 2022) which added Government Code Section 11133 to allow state bodies covered by the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act (Act) to hold public meetings covered by the Act via web and/or audio teleconferencing through June 30, 2023. As such, the August 17–18, 2022, ACSE meeting will be held as an audio/video teleconference and will have a live webcast, which will subsequently be archived on the ACSE Meeting Webcasts web page. Room 1101 at the California Department of Education (board room) will be closed to the public. Please see the Public Comment Guidelines section below for options to view and participate during the meeting.

Public Comment Guidelines

Public comment may be via email or phone, 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 help ensure that commissioners have time to review the comments, please submit comments by noon on Friday, August 12, 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 August 17 and 18, 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 sounds during the call.

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, August 17, 2022, 9 to 9:50 a.m. Pacific Time
California Department of Education
Sacramento, California

Members of the ACSE Operations and Planning (O&P) Committee will meet prior to the start of the ACSE meeting to discuss the operations of the ACSE.

  • 2022–23 ACSE Meeting Dates
  • Annual Standing Committee and Ad Hoc Committee Co-Chair Appointments (i.e. Legislative/Policy, Grazer Outstanding Achievement in Learning Award, Elections Committee, and Mental Health)
  • Annual Liaison Partnership Program Appointments w/ Bona Fide Educational Organizations
  • Publication of ACSE 2021–22 Annual Report
  • ACSE Student Commissioner Update

Advisory Commission on Special Education

Wednesday, August 17, 2022, 10 a.m. Pacific Time
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 1101
Sacramento, California

Begin Meeting

10 to 10:20 a.m. Pacific Time ±

  • Call to Order: Roll Call
  • Salute to the American Flag
  • Introduction/Swearing in of Newly Appointed Commissioner
  • Communications and Announcements
  • Review of Agenda: Day One
  • Review of Public Comment Options

Item 1

10:20 to 11 a.m.

State Budget Overview: Staff from the State Board of Education (SBE) will provide an overview of the state budget development process. Presenter: Jessica Holmes, SBE. (Item Type: Information, Discussion)

Item 2

11:05 to 11:45 a.m.

California Legislative Process: Staff from the Legislative Analyst's Office (LAO) will provide an overview of stages of the legislative process. Presenter: Amy Li, LAO (Item Type: Information, Discussion)

Lunch

11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Item 3

12:15 to 1:40 p.m.

Annual Commissioner Orientation: An overview of the provisions of the Bagley Keene Open Meeting Act and a walkthrough of ACSE’s Mission, Vision, Legislative Platform, and Disability Equity Guidelines, and Annual Report will be provided. Presenters: Sarah Bancroft, CDE Legal and Mary Grady, RCOE. (Item Type: Information, Discussion)

Item 4

1:45 to 2:25 p.m.

O&P Committee Report: An update on the work of the ACSE Operations and Planning Committee will be provided. Presenter: Dr. Havaughnia Hayes-White, ACSE Chair. (Item Type: Information, Discussion)

Item 5

2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Annual Chair Liaison Appointments and SBE Liaison Report: Commissioners will be appointed to serve as a liaison to one of the partner organizations/agencies identified below. An update from the SBE Liaison will be provided. Liaison assignments may include but not limited to: SBE; California Association of Resource and Special Educators Plus (CARSplus); Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA); Seeds of Partnerships/Family Empowerment Centers; Napa County Office of Education; California Teachers Association (CTA); California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC); Special Education Administrators of County Offices (SEACO); First 5 California Sacramento; Mental Health Services and Accountability Commission. Presenter: Dr. Havaughnia Hayes-White, ACSE Chair. (Item Type: Information, Discussion)

Item 6

3:30 to 3:45 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

3:45 p.m.

Adjournment of meeting


Advisory Commission on Special Education Mental Health Committee

Thursday, August 18, 2022, 9 to 9:50 a.m. Pacific Time
California Department of Education
Sacramento, California

Members of the ACSE Mental Health Committee will meet prior to the start of the ACSE meeting to discuss and plan the activities of the Committee.

  • Review of Logic Models
  • Exploration of possible committee priorities, goals, and objectives
  • Exploration of possible committee culminating presentation/project

Advisory Commission on Special Education

Thursday, August 18, 2022, 10 a.m. Pacific Time
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 1101
Sacramento, California

Begin Meeting

10 to 10:20 a.m. Pacific Time ±

  • Call to Order: Roll Call
  • Salute to the American Flag
  • Communications and Announcements
  • Review of Agenda: Day Two
  • Review of Public Comment Options

Item 7

10:20 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.

Supporting Inclusive Practices (SIP) and Developing Logic Models: Staff from Supporting Inclusive Practices (SIP) will provide an introduction to the Logic Model framework and support the Commission’s initial development of such models. Presenters: Kristin Brooks and Kevin Shaefer, SIP. (Item Type: Information, Discussion)

Item 8

12:25 to 1:05 p.m.

Mental Health Ad Hoc Committee Report: An update on the work of the Mental Health Ad Hoc Committee will be provided. (Item type: Information, Discussion)

Lunch

1:05 to 1:35 p.m.

Item 9

1:35 to 2:45 p.m.

Senate Bill (SB) 291 Advisory Commission on Special Education: Staff from Senator Henry Stern’s office will share an update regarding the progress of SB 291. Presenters: Senator Henry Stern, and/or his staff. (Item Type: Information, Discussion, Action)

Item 10

2:50 to 3:15 p.m.

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

Item 11

3:20 to 3:45 p.m.

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

Item 12

3:45 to 4 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

4 p.m.

Adjournment of meeting

Questions: Special Education Division | ACSE@cde.ca.gov | 916-445-4602 
Last Reviewed: Tuesday, August 9, 2022
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