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ACSE Agenda October 19-20, 2022

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

Please note, the October 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
  • Vacant, Vice Chair
    Marie Alvarado Gil
    Michele Andrus
    Elizabeth Estes
    Victoria Graf
    Dawn Hamilton
    April Lopez
    Sarah Notch
    Christine Oyakawa
    Gloria Ruiz
    Heather Snipes
    Barbara Sorter
    Jeannine Topalian
    David M. Toston

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, October 19, 2022
10 a.m. to 4:35 p.m. Pacific Time ±
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 1101, Sacramento, CA
Phone: 916-445-4602
Thursday, October 20, 2022
10 a.m. to 3:15 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 October 19–20, 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, October 14, 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 October 19 and 20, 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, October 19, 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.

  • Vacancy of Vice Chair Role and Upcoming Election
  • Annual ACSE Legislation Day/Capitol Visit
  • Celebrating the Passage of Senate Bill (SB) 291 and Review of Upcoming Commission Business
  • Review of Process for Updating ACSE Bylaws
  • Suggested ACSE Bylaw Updates and Proposed Language (i.e. Liaison Partnership Program and Student Commissioners)
  • Chair Establishment of New Committees and Appointment of Co-Chairs (i.e. Bylaws Committee AND Mentorship and Training Committee)
  • Publication of ACSE 2021-2022 Annual Report

Advisory Commission on Special Education

Wednesday, October 19, 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
    • Vice Chair Officer Nomination Form
  • Review of Agenda: Day One
  • Review of Public Comment Options

Item 1

10:20 to 11:20 a.m.

Commissioner Orientation Robert’s Rules of Order: An overview of how to properly use and follow Robert’s Rules of Order during a public meeting will be provided. A sample motion/simulation activity will be demonstrated. Presenter: Amanda Swager, Parliamentarian for Associated Chino Teachers (ACT). (Item Type: Information, Discussion, Action)

Item 2

11:25 to 11:50 a.m.

Proposed Bylaw Language for Article VI. Liaison: Commissioners will discuss the process for amending the current 2019 ACSE Bylaws and review/discuss the proposed language for the Annual Liaison Partnership Program. Presenter: Dr. Havaughnia Hayes-White, ACSE Chair. (Item Type: Information, Discussion, Action)

Item 3

11:55 a.m. to 12:55 p.m.

Annual Chair Liaison Appointments and Commissioner/State Board of Education Liaison Reports: Commissioners will be appointed to serve as a liaison to one of the following partner organizations. An update from Commissioner Liaisons and the State Board of Education (SBE) Liaison will be provided. Presenters: Including but not limited to: California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC); California Transition Alliance (CATA); Charter Schools; Council for Exceptional Children (CEC); State Board of Education (SBE); Supporting Inclusive Practices (SIP). (Item Type: Information, Discussion)

Lunch

1 to 1:30 p.m.

Item 4

1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

California Transition Alliance: An overview of how the California Transition Alliance trains and prepares students with disabilities for self-advocacy, life after High School, and leadership roles will be provided. Student alumni Sean Spence and his grandmother will share their experiences with the California Transition Alliance. Presenters: Sue Sawyer, Elizabeth Zastrow, Sean Spence, and Joyce Williams, California Transition Alliance (CATA). (Item Type: Information, Discussion)

Item 5

2:35 to 3:35 p.m.

Senate Bill (SB) 291 Advisory Commission on Special Education: Commissioners will review the language written in SB 291 and revisit the current ACSE 2019 Bylaw language identified in “Section 3. Student Members.” Commissioners will discuss upcoming committee work and collaboration. Presenter: Dr. Havaughnia Hayes-White, ACSE Chair. (Item Type: Information, Discussion, Action)

Item 6

3:40 to 4:05 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 7

4:10 to 4:35 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

4:35 p.m.

Adjournment of meeting


Advisory Commission on Special Education Mental Health Committee

Thursday, October 20, 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 and Finalizing the Content of the Draft Logic Model
  • Discussion of Potential Mental Health Presentations for 2023

Advisory Commission on Special Education

Thursday, October 20, 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 8

10:20 to 11:05 a.m.

Annual Performance Report and State Systemic Improvement Plan: Staff from the California Department of Education (CDE), Special Education Division (SED), will provide an update on the Annual Performance Report and the State Systemic Improvement Plan. Presenter: Heather Calomese, Director, CDE, SED. (Item Type: Information, Discussion, Action)

Item 9

11:10 a.m. to 12:10 p.m.

Legislative and Policy Committee Report: Committee co-chairs will share the contents of their draft Logic Model and provide an update on legislation signed into law by Governor Newson. Presenters: Commissioner Sarah Notch, Commissioner David Toston, ACSE. (Item Type: Information, Discussion)

Lunch

12:15 to 12:45 p.m.

Item 10

12:45 to 1:30 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

1:35 to 2:05 p.m.

Mental Health Committee/Liaison Report: An update on the work of the Mental Health Committee will be provided. Presenter: Commissioner Elizabeth Estes, ACSE. (Item Type: Information, Discussion)

Item 12

2:10 to 2:40 p.m.

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

Item 13

2:45 to 3:15 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

3:15 p.m.

Adjournment of meeting

Questions: Special Education Division | ACSE@cde.ca.gov | 916-445-4602 
Last Reviewed: Friday, October 7, 2022
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