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WAI State Advisory Meeting August 24, 2020

WorkAbility I (WAI) State Advisory Committee Meeting Agenda.

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Meeting ID: 869 4276 8985; Password: 943138

WorkAbility I Advisory Committee Members

  • Chris LeRoy, Chair
  • Shawna Pacheco, Alt-Chair
  • Lisa Martinez, Secretary
  • Lisa Garcia
  • Linda Osborn
  • Jennifer Reimer
  • Joanna Della Gatta
  • Lisa Fettig
  • Annette Rodarte
  • Barbara Watts
  • Tedra Trimm
  • Nathan Molina
  • Heather Humphrey
  • Robynn Gualtiere
  • Tara Jones
  • Mercille Lush
  • Richard Fujii
  • Jina Martelle
  • Tracy Cleary

Agenda Times Are Approximate and Are Provided for Convenience Only

Items may be re-ordered or heard on any day of the noticed meeting or on a subsequent agenda. The order of business may be changed without notice.

WorkAbility I Advisory Committee

Meeting Schedule Meeting Location
Monday, August 24, 2020
8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Pacific Time ±

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Meeting ID: 869 4276 8985
Password: 943138
Call in number: +1-669-900-6833

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

WAI Advisory welcomes public involvement. Opportunities for public comment are provided at every 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 WorkAbility I Advisory Committee (WAI Advisory) 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.

WorkAbility I Advisory Committee

Monday, August 24, 2020, 8:30 a.m. Pacific Time

Time Item
8:30–8:45 a.m.
  • Call to Order: Welcome and Introductions; Approval of Minutes
8:45–9:45 a.m.
  • CDE Update: CDE staff will discuss recent developments within the Special Education Division.
9:45–9:50 a.m.
  • Public Comment: General public comment is invited on any matter, including items not on the agenda. Issues raised by the public may be referred to a future meeting agenda. Chair reserves the right to establish time limits on presentations.
9:50–10:25 a.m.
  • Project Status Updates: WAI Advisory and CDE staff will report on the status of initiatives and workgroups launched in the 2019–20 school year. New initiatives and workgroups may be proposed for the 2020–21 school year.
10:25–10:45 a.m.
  • Break

10:45–11:15 a.m.

  • WAI Regional Institutes: WAI Advisory and CDE staff will discuss updates and next steps regarding the upcoming WAI Collaborative Institutes.
11:15–11:45 a.m.
  • Work-Placement Options: WAI Advisory and CDE staff will discuss options and opportunities for work experience placements during the COVID-19 shutdowns.
11:45 a.m.–Noon
  • Recognition of Advisory Members: CDE staff will recognize accomplishments of WAI Advisory Members.
Noon–12:20 p.m.
  • Committee Feedback / Open Floor: WAI Advisory will provide and discuss committee updates.
12:20–12:25 p.m.
  • Public Comment
12:25–12:30 p.m.
  • Adjournment of August WAI Advisory Meeting


Questions:   WorkAbility I | | 916-327-0878
Last Reviewed: Monday, August 17, 2020
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