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ACSE Agenda October 11-12, 2017

Advisory Commission on Special Education (ACSE) meeting agenda.
Advisory Commission on Special Education Members
  • Gina Plate, Chair
  • Barbara Schulman, Vice Chair
  • Michele Andrus
    Mildred Browne
    Somer Harding
  • Havaughnia Hayes-White
    Sara Jocham
    Betty Karnette
    Christina Mills
    Gloria Perez-Stewart
    Keila Rodriguez
    Kimberly Salomonson
    Mariano Sanz
    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. 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, October 11, 2017
10 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. Pacific Time ±
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 1101
Sacramento, California
916-445-4602
Thursday, October 12, 2017
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 Ad Hoc Workgroup
(Due to logistical constraints, the Ad Hoc Workgroup will not be Webcast)
Meeting Schedule Meeting Location
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
8 - 9:45 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 Ad-Hoc Workgroup
Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 8–9:45 a.m. Pacific Time
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 1103
Sacramento, California

(Due to logistical constraints, the Ad-Hoc Workgroup 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.

  • Review of legislation
  • Status of bills for new legislative cycle
  • Report from Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission
  • Report from Seneca regarding proposal for placement of youth with intense behavior needs
  • Report from Student Mental Health Policy Workgroup meeting discussion
  • Mental health framework review
  • County work from the Breaking Barriers conference

Advisory Commission on Special Education
Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 10 a.m. Pacific Time
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 1101
Sacramento, California
NOTE: Items not heard or completed on October 11, 2017, may be carried over to October 12, 2017.
10–10:15 a.m.
  • Call to Order–Roll Call
  • Salute to the Flag
  • Communications and Announcements
  • Moment of Recognition in Honor of Lester Pincu, ACSE Commissioner
  • Review of Agenda
10:15–10:30 a.m.

Item 1–Mental Health Subcommittee Ad Hoc Workgroup Report: Members of the ACSE Mental Health Subcommittee Ad Hoc Workgroup will report on the activities of the Workgroup, including outcomes or proposed action items from the workgroup meeting of October 11, 2017. (Item type: Information, discussion)

10:30–11:15 a.m.

Item 2–Preliminary Education Specialist Credential: Sarah Solari Colombini and William Hatrick, consultants, California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC), will provide an update on the changes to the Preliminary Education Specialist Credential. (Item type: Information, discussion, action)

Background information:

CTC Agenda Item 4C External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)

11:15 a.m.–Noon

Item 3–Assessment Update: Staff from the Assessment Development and Administration Division at the California Department of Education (CDE) will provide updates on the California statewide assessments from the September 2017 State Board of Education (SBE) meeting, and assessment assessment activities occurring in preparation for the November 2017 SBE meeting. (Item type: Information, discussion, action)

Background information:

California State Board of Education, September 2017 Agenda, Item 01 (DOC)

Noon–1:30 p.m.
1:30–2 p.m.

Item 4–State Rehabilitation Council: Kate Bjerke, Executive Officer, State Rehabilitation Council (SRC), will provide information on the role of the SRC as advisory to the Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) to maximize the employment, independence and equality for individuals with disabilities. (Item type: Information, discussion, action)

Background information:

California Department of Rehabilitation State Rehabilitation Council Web page External link opens in new window or tab.

2–2:30 p.m.

Item 5–Voices from the Field: Input from formal stakeholder groups about trends, challenges, and successes. Participants include Special Education Local Plan Area Administrators of California, Parent Training Institutes, 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, and others. (Item type: Information, discussion)

2:30–2:50 p.m.

Item 6–Student Voice: Evan Eusebio, a transition-aged youth, and Wendi Eusebio will discuss how Evan’s passion for baking inspired a career path and a business. (Item type: Information, discussion)

2:50–3:05 p.m.

Item 7–Liaison Reports: Updates from Niki Sandoval, SBE liaison; the Honorable Richard Pan, Senator; the Honorable Tony Thurmond, Assembly Member; and ACSE Commissioners. (Item type: Information, discussion)

3:05–3:25 p.m. Break
3:25–4:10 p.m.

Item 8–High School Diploma Update: Sue Sawyer, Vicki Shadd, and Liz Zastrow, California Community of Practice for Secondary Transition, will provide an overview of the issues and recommendations designed to increase the number of students with disabilities receiving a high school diploma. (Item type: Information, discussion, action)

4:10–4:30 p.m.

Item 9–High School Diploma Small Group Discussion: The Commissioners will break into small groups for further discussion on the information presented in Item 8. (Item type: Information, discussion, action)

4:30–4:45 p.m.

Item 10–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 public comment. (Item type: Information, discussion)

4:45 p.m. ADJOURNMENT

Adjournment of day's session.


Advisory Commission on Special Education
Thursday, October 12, 2017, 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 11–Department of Rehabilitation Programs Advancing Employment, Independence, and Equality: Joe Xavier, Director, DOR, will provide an overview of the DOR’s programs designed to assist individuals with disabilities in obtaining integrated, competitive employment in honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month. (Item type: Information, discussion, action)

Background information:

California Department of Rehabilitation Web page External link opens in new window or tab.
California Department of Rehabilitation Statewide Office Locations Web page External link opens in new window or tab.
California Department of Rehabilitation Fact Sheet Web page External link opens in new window or tab.

10–10:15 a.m.

Item 12–State Special Education Director’s Report: Kristin Wright, Director, Special Education Division (SED), CDE. (Item type: Information, discussion)

10:15–11 a.m.

Item 13–Update on the Development of California’s Accountability System: Cindy Kazanis, Director of the Analysis, Measurement, and Accountability Reporting Division (AMARD), CDE; and Jenny Singh, Administrator of the Academic Accountability Unit, AMARD, CDE, will discuss recent developments in California’s new integrated local, state, and federal accountability and continuous improvement system, including an update from the September 2017 SBE meeting. (Item type: Information, discussion, action)

Background information:

California State Board of Education, September 2017 Agenda, Item 02 (DOC)

11–11:15 a.m. BREAK
11:15 a.m.–Noon

Item 14–State Performance Plan/Annual Performance Report: Shiyloh Duncan-Becerril, Education Administrator I, Assessment, Evaluation, and Support Unit, Special Education Division, CDE, will present the federal fiscal year 2016 State Performance Plan/Annual Performance Report. (Item type: Information, Discussion, Action)

Background information:

California Department of Education Quality Assurance Process Web page

Noon–1 p.m. LUNCH
1–1:45 p.m.

Item 15–Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act Training: Paul Lacy, Deputy General Counsel, CDE, will lead a training on the requirements of the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act. (Item type: Information, discussion, action)

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)

1:45–2 p.m.

Item 16–State Special Schools Director’s Report: Scott Kerby, Director, State Special Schools, CDE. (Item type: Information, discussion)

2–2:30 p.m.

Item 17–California’s State System of Support: Melanie Schoeppe, Director, Improvement and Accountability Division, CDE, will provide an overview on the development of California’s system of support for local educational agencies and schools. (Item type: Information, discussion, action)

Background information:

California State Board of Education, September 2017 Agenda, Item 03 (DOC)

2:30–2:45 p.m.

Item 18–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 19–Agenda Building for ACSE Meetings: Commissioners will recommend potential items to be included on future ACSE meeting agendas. (Item type: Information, discussion, action)

3 p.m. ADJOURNMENT

Adjournment of day's session.
Adjournment of meeting.

Questions: Matt Traverso | mtraverso@cde.ca.gov | 916-323-3308 
Last Reviewed: Friday, September 29, 2017
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