2020-21 Community Advisory Committee

CAC Mission

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 (see Related Documents).

Message from the CAC president

View a message from the CAC president, Sarah Ponsford

2020 CAC Meeting Recordings

View a recording of the September 2020 meeting

View a recording of the October 2020 meeting

View a recording of the November 2020 meeting

CAC Meetings

All CAC meetings are open to the public. Due to COVID-19, the CAC meetings will be accessed via Zoom from 6:30-7:30 until further notice. 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.

The CAC informational brochure includes the meeting dates and topics planned for the Community Advisory Committee. It is available in English and Spanish (see Related Documents).

2020-21 Meeting Schedule:

September 1, 2020 Virtual Meeting https://zoom.us/j/91234049409
October 6, 2020 Virtual Meeting https://zoom.us/j/91931443777
November 17, 2020 Virtual Meeting https://zoom.us/j/96809530360
January 12, 2020 Virtual Meeting https://zoom.us/j/98600826457
February 9, 2021 Virtual Meeting
April 6, 2021 Virtual Meeting

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