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Community Advisory Committee (CAC)

What is the CAC?

The state of California is divided into "areas" for the purpose of administering special education services for Students with disabilities. These areas are called Special Education Local Planning Areas or SELPAs. Usually, smaller school districts are grouped together to form one SELPA. Larger school districts, such as San Bernardino City Unified School District, form a single SELPA. Each SELPA must submit a Local Plan to the state every few years describing how services will be delivered to students receiving special education services in their planning area in accordance with the law. State law requires that every SELPA have a Community Advisory Committee (CAC). San Bernardino City schools Community Advisory Committee members are mostly parents of students receiving special education services. Others members may include students with disabilities, adults with disabilities, teachers, school district personnel, community agency representatives and other individuals concerned with the needs of individuals with disabilities.

What is the Purpose of the CAC?

The CAC is the advisory board to the Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA). The primary responsibilities and activities of the CAC include but are not limited to: Advise the policy and administrative entity of the District regarding the development and review of the Local Plan, including a process for review and consideration of CAC comments. Recommend annual priorities to be addressed by the Local Plan. Make recommendations and suggestions for annual priorities to be addressed. Assist in education and in recruiting parents and other volunteers to help implement the plan by means such as outreach, presentations, and informational meetings. Encourage community awareness and involvement in the development and review of the Local Plan. Support activities on behalf of individual with exceptional needs. Assist in parent awareness of the importance of regular school attendance.

Parent Workshop Survey 

The Special Education Department invites you to look at the topics that will be presented during the 2020-2021 school year. We also welcome any recommendations of additional topics that we may include in our current parent workshop lineup, or for consideration for future parent workshops. Please click on the link below to fill out a survey and submit any topics by April 13, 2020.  

Survey: https://forms.gle/hcwSqdJKjQiLJ8AD6

Meetings, Agendas, and Resources
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Click this link to download your copy of this school year's upcoming CAC workshops and meetings.

The San Bernardino City Unified School District's Special Education Department upholds the District motto of "Making Hope Happen" for all students in the San Bernardino City community. To keep our students, parents, and community informed, below is various sources of upcoming meetings, meeting agendas, and resources for all participants of the Community Advisory Committee (CAC). Please check back periodically for any new content and updates or subscribe to the Document Manager to receive new uploads below by pressing on the 'SUBSCRIBE' link. Also be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for announcements of meetings and helpful workshops and check your child's school's peachjar account, by clicking on the Peachjar icon on the top right of the school's website.
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