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WAI State Advisory Meeting September 14, 2021

WorkAbility I (WAI) State Advisory Committee Meeting Agenda.
This meeting will be held via Zoom and requires Zoom meeting registration External link opens in new window or tab., please see the detailed agenda for more information about the items to be considered and acted upon. Contact WorkAbility1@cde.ca.gov for more information.

WAI State Advisory Committee Members

  • Joanna Della Gatta, Chair
    Robynn Gualtiere, Chair Alternate
    Lisa Martinez, Secretary

    Lisa Garcia
    Linda Osborn
    Jennifer Reimer
    Melissa Mills
    Lisa Fettig
    Annette Rodarte
    Shawna Pacheco
    Linda Vargas
    Marjorie White
    Heather Humphrey
    Kymberly Hirst
    Tara Jones
    Mercille Lush
    Richard Fujii
    Bridget Denton
    Cynthia Austin
    Jorge Aleman

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 WAI 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.

Agenda Items

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.

Tuesday, September 14, 2021, 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Pacific Time ±
Time Item
8:30–9:00 a.m.
  • Call to Order: Welcome and Introductions; Approval of Minutes.
9:00–10:00 a.m.
  • Item 1–CDE Update: CDE staff will discuss the role of the WAI Advisory Committee and recent developments within the SED.
10:00–10:05 a.m.
  • Item 2–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.
10:05–10:20 a.m.
  • Item 3–Student Voice: WAI Advisory will discuss options to include student voice in Advisory meetings.
10:20–10:50 a.m.
  • Item 4–Reconnecting with Community Partners: WAI will explore ways to aid grantees with establishing/re-establishing community partnerships and work exploration opportunities for students.
10:50–11:05 a.m.
  • Break
11:05–11:15 a.m.
  • Item 5–Executive Committee Election: WAI Advisory will elect members to serve on the WAI Advisory Executive Committee.
11:15–11:25 a.m.
  • Item 6–Bridge to the Future: Advisory will discuss WAI’s role in the Bridge to the Future Institute.
11:25–11:55 a.m.
  • Item 7–Sexual Harassment Prevention Training: Look at sexual harassment prevention training options for student employees to meet the new legal requirements.
11:55 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
  • Item 8–Committee Responsibilities: WAI will discuss committee & workgroup products, activities, and how committees will support Advisory goals. Committee and Region updates.
12:20–12:30 p.m.
  • Item 9–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.
12:30 p.m.
  • Adjournment of September WAI Advisory Meeting
Questions:   WorkAbility I | WorkAbility1@cde.ca.gov | 916-327-0878
Last Reviewed: Friday, September 3, 2021
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