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Community Advisory Committee

The Second Annual Community Advisory Committee Award Winners



Announced Wednesday, March 8, 2023




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: 899 0633 0541
Passcode: 033532

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, 5/10/2022

5:00 - 6:30 pm
No Parent Training