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Community Advisory Committee (CAC)

The CAC is a team of parents and other individuals with a personal or professional interest in securing appropriate services for students
with special needs. 

The mission of our CAC is to involve interested parents, students, teachers and education specialists in establishing a networking.
system between the school and the community.

Our vision is to encourage parents to actively participate in becoming knowledgeable, empowered, and effective partners in the development and implementation of learning experiences for students with exceptional needs.

The goal of the CAC is to work with families to:

  • Provide a support group for parents and students
  • Provide an opportunity to talk with professionals who work with children with special needs
  • Increase awareness of available service options
  • Increase awareness of the importance of regular school attendance
  • Encourage community involvement in the development and review of the local plan special education
  • Provide parent education
  • Support activities on behalf of children with special needs
  • Provide an open forum for discussion, committee reports, and guest speakers through CAC informational presentations.

To join the CAC, please contact your school district administrator. The members of the CAC are appointed by the local school district governing boards to represent the districts. Please review the CAC Bylaws (PDF) and our CAC Flyer (PDF) for additional information. Visitors are always welcome at the CAC meetings and events. 

CAC Meeting Information

Meeting Time: 10 to 11 a.m. 
Location: South County Regional Education Center (SCREC), 
800 National City Blvd., National City, CA 91950

2023-24 Meeting Schedule and Topics

Date Informational Presentation Topics Materials
* Sept. 5, 2023 Internet Safety and Security Agenda
 Oct. 12, 2023 IEP Basics and Key Components Materials
* Nov. 2, 2023 Notice of Procedural Safeguards: Empowering Parents for Informed Decision Making


 Dec. 7, 2023 Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Review Materials
* Jan. 11, 2024 Secondary Transition Agenda
 Feb. 1, 2024 Managing Behaviors in the Home  
 March 7, 2024 Mental Health  
* April 4, 2024 Preschool to Kindergarten Transition  
** May 24, 2024 Special Event - 16th Annual Art Show  

*Meetings with an asterisk indicate CAC business meetings, followed by an informational presentation.

**Meeting with a double asterisk indicates a special meeting time from 4:30 - 6 p.m.

Special Events

Join us on May 23, 2024, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. for the 16th Annual Art and Award Recognition Ceremony. During this event we will highlight student artwork and recognize an educator from each member district or program and celebrate their contributions to the field of Special Education. This year's Art Show theme is Out of this Galaxy! 

Event Location
SCREC, 800 National City Blvd., National City, CA 91950