The CAC's ultimate goal is to ensure that students succeed in maximizing their potential, receive the best possible education, and have equal access to all services. The CAC collaborates with the local SELPA to ensure that the educational requirements of special education students are met. The CAC serves as a liaison between SELPA, the Sonoma County Office of Education (SCOE), local districts, families, community members, students, and teachers, so that all voices are heard. The organization also provides consumer education, information, and referral to resources. The Sonoma County Community Advisory Committee (CAC) advises the local Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) as specified by the State Education Code Part 30, Sections 56001, 56190-56194, 56195.7, 56195.9, 56200, 56205, 56240, 56728.7, and 56780.
More information about the CAC and its operations can be found in the CAC Bylaws.
All CAC meetings are open to the public and held at Santa Rosa School District, 211 Ridgway Avenue, Santa Rosa from 6:00-7:30pm. Each meeting will have a topic and guest speaker. Be sure to get on the email list to receive an agenda prior to the meeting. Please contact the SELPA office at (707) 524-2750 with inquiries. This committee is co-chaired by Kristie Anderson and Mia Tamayo, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The CAC informational brochure includes the meeting dates and topics planned for the Community Advisory Committee. It is available in English and Spanish.
See the CAC Meetings and Agendas page for the most up-to-date information and agendas. Meetings for 2016-17 are scheduled for:
Workshops and other meetings of interest to parents are listed in the Workshop section of this site.
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