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Guidelines for Obtaining Input

Process for the public to submit requests for input from the Commission.

The Advisory Commission on Special Education (ACSE) is committed to fulfilling its role as an advisory body to the California Department of Education (CDE), the State Board of Education, the Legislature, and the Governor. It values its role in providing relevant feedback to those entities and their representatives for the improvement of special education for California's children.

In order to provide thoughtful and informed advice and recommendations to those entities, ACSE utilizes the following process for receiving information for consideration:

  1. Information that is critical and relevant to the topic to be considered should be provided to the ACSE staff liaison in electronic format at least four weeks in advance of the meeting date. The ACSE staff liaison will ensure that this information is provided to the Chair for consideration for the agenda or other resolution.
  2. Information should include the entity being represented (if any), a summary of key points, the specific areas of focus for the Commissioners to consider, and any proposed recommendations.
  3. The Commission Chair and the ACSE staff liaison will jointly determine whether the item should be placed on the agenda for action.
  4. If the item is placed on the agenda, the representative of the entity requesting ACSE input should attend the Commission meeting and be prepared to participate in any discussion and respond to questions raised by the Commissioners or the public.
  5. The ACSE may provide recommendations or take other action it deems appropriate such as placing the item on a future agenda for further discussion and consideration.
Questions: Special Education Division | ACSE@cde.ca.gov | 916-445-4602 
Last Reviewed: Friday, May 7, 2021
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