The CAC is a group of parents, district staff and community members tasked with informing the SELPA regarding issues important to parents, participating in the development of the Local Plan, facilitating parent involvement with special education in their districts, and assisting with parent training. District special education directors and the SELPA director are non-voting members of the committee.
The CAC holds a minimum of four business meetings and sponsors at least two parent training events per year. In addition, the CAC hosts the Make a Difference Awards every May, during which teachers, related service providers, paraprofessionals and administrators are honored for their work with students with disabilities.
Further information about the CAC can be found in the Tri-Valley SELPA Local Plan. CAC meetings are open to the public and parents are encouraged to attend. CAC meeting dates are in the SELPA’s calendar of events and the agenda is posted in each district at least 72 hours before each meeting. Parents and community members interested in becoming members of the CAC should contact the special education director of their district.