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Community Advisory Committee

The Second Annual Community Advisory Committee Award Winners



Announced Wednesday, March 8, 2023

District Name Position
Acalanes Union High School District Amy Bellomo
RSP Teacher
Acalanes High School
Antioch Unified School District George Vasquez
Instructional Assistant
Carmen Dragon Elementary School
Brentwood Union School District Lorie Guinard
SDC Teacher
Garin Elementary School
Byron Union School District Janelle Craig
Behavior Support Aide
Excelsior Middle School
Contra Costa County Office of Education
Denae McLennan
Betty McPeek
Administrative Assistant
CCCOE Special Education Department
SDC Teacher
Turner Elementary School
John Swett Unified School District Sandra Herrera-Aguayo
Para Educator
Rodeo Hills Elementary School
Knightsen School District Brian Longway
Ed. Specialists/General Ed. Teacher
Knightsen Elementary School
Lafayette School District Floyd Bohnett
Grandparent Volunteer
Burton Valley Early Intervention
Liberty Union High School District Gwen Scalise
School Psychologist
Liberty High School
Martinez Unified School District
Samantha Hodge
Jessica Lindgren
School Psychologist
Martinez Early Intervention Preschool Program
SDC K-2 Teacher
Las Juntas Elementary School
Moraga School District Kate Kunnes
SPED Teacher
Donald L. Rheem Elementary School
Oakley Union School District Brianna Velasquez
School Psychologist
Gehringer Elementary School
Orinda Union
School District
Alicia Keenan
Parent Volunteer
Pittsburg Unified
School District
Angelica Thomas Director of Special Education
Walnut Creek School District
Tiffany Fong
Murwood Elementary

In the Contra Costa SELPA we believe...

  • In child focused decision-making
  • In supporting the educational needs of all children
  • In being supportive of parents
  • That parents are essential in the decision-making process

    Therefore, the Community Advisory Committee (CAC) is an integral component of the SELPA structure.

The Purpose of the Community Advisory Committee

The CAC serves as an advisory body to the Governance Council and the Contra Costa SELPA Director, regarding the development and review of the Local Plan as well as any policy additions or revisions. Additional duties include assisting in parent education and in recruiting parents and other volunteers to support activities on behalf of individuals with exceptional needs. District representative members also have the responsibility of forwarding pertinent information from the CAC to their local boards and to assist in parent awareness of the importance of school attendance.


All meetings are open to parents of children with and without disabilities, educators, agency representatives and other community members. Voting members are appointed and approved by the school board of each district. The majority of voting membership must be comprised of parents of children with disabilities enrolled in public and private schools within the Contra Costa SELPA. We welcome everyone concerned with the education of children with special needs to attend.


CAC Meeting Location: Zoom Teleconference
Meeting ID: 818 3266 1569
Passcode: aRp2iK

The Contra Costa SELPA can provide reasonable accommodations for persons with special needs or translation planning to attend CAC meetings.

Please contact our office at least a week before the meeting at [email protected].

El área del plan local de educación especial de Contra Costa puede proporcionar adaptaciones razonables para personas con necesidades especiales o planificación de traducción para asistir a las reuniones del CAC.

Comuníquese con nuestra oficina al menos una semana antes de la reunión al [email protected].

These events are open to all parents and staff from Contra Costa SELPA member districts and others who wish to participate.
Please contact our office if you have any questions at 925.827.0949 x10.

CAC Meeting Documents
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Upcoming Meetings:
Wednesday, 3/6/2024

5:00 - 5:30 pm
5:30 - 6:30 pm
No Parent Training
Wednesday, 5/8/2024

5:00 - 6:30 pm
CAC End of Year Meeting
No Parent Training