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Community Advisory Committee

 

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.

Membership

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.

2021-2022 COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE

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 jlarriega@ccselpa.com.

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 jlarriega@ccselpa.com.

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.

The First Annual Community Advisory Committee Award Winners
Announced Wednesday, March 9, 2022
 
District Name Position
Acalanes Union High School District Irina Dencic
Administrative
Assistant
Antioch Unified School District Bruce Ellison
Adult Transition
Teacher
Brentwood Union School District Erik Hulstrom
Teacher
Adams Middle School
Byron Union School District Lizanne Goodwin
Special Ed. Teacher
Excelsior Middle School
Contra Costa County Office of Education Ernesto Vargas
Facility
Worker
John Swett Unified School District Jamauri Thomas
Special Ed.
Paraeducator
Knightsen School District Christy Brown
Special Ed. Teacher
Old River Elementary
Lafayette School District Alissa Levenberg
Special Ed. Teacher
Burton Valley Elementary
Liberty Union High School District Casey Beltran
Special Ed Teacher
Liberty High School
Martinez Unified School District
Nancy O'Brien
Sierra Badsky
Special Education Teachers
Moraga School District Catherine Cespedes
Special Ed. Teacher
Joaquin Moraga Intermediate School
Oakley Union School District Ashley Hayes
Special Ed.
Behaviorist
Orinda School District Marissa Hay
Special Ed. Teacher
Glorietta Elementary
Pittsburg Unified School District Maureen Mattson
APE
Teacher
Walnut Creek School District Amy Espinoza
Special Ed. 
Director
 
Congratulations!!
CAC Meeting Documents
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CAC MEETINGS
 
Upcoming Meetings:
Agenda
 
MEETING DATE:
Wednesday, 9/21/2022

CAC MEETING:
5:00 - 5:30 pm
PARENT TRAINING:
5:30 - 6:30 pm
 
TRAINING TOPIC:
TBD
Agenda
 
MEETING DATE:
Wednesday, 11/9/2022

CAC MEETING: 
5:00 - 5:30 pm
PARENT TRAINING: 
5:30 - 6:30 pm
 
TRAINING TOPIC: 
TBD
Agenda
 
MEETING DATE:
Wednesday, 1/25/2023

CAC MEETING: 
5:00 - 5:30 pm
PARENT TRAINING: 
5:30 - 6:30 pm
 
TRAINING TOPIC: 
TBD
Agenda
 
MEETING DATE:
Wednesday, 3/8/2023

CAC MEETING: 
5:00 - 5:30 pm
PARENT TRAINING: 
5:30 - 6:30 pm
 
TRAINING TOPIC: 
TBD
Agenda
 
MEETING DATE:
Wednesday, 5/10/2022

CAC MEETING: 
5:00 - 5:30 pm
PARENT TRAINING: 
5:30 - 6:30 pm
 
TRAINING TOPIC: 
TBD