Special Education Community Advisory Committee (CAC)

Our Lodi Area Special Education Region (LASER) has a committee called the Community Advisory Committee (CAC). Membership is comprised of parents with students who receive Special Education services, parents with students in general education, district staff from both special and general education, community agency representatives and any community member who is interested in Special Education. The primary role of the CAC is to represent the needs and concerns of the parents, school staff, and community agencies relative to services for students with special needs.


  • Know their rights
  • Influence legislation
  • Learn about programs
  • Advise the District
  • Meeting administrators and staff
  • Network with other parents/guardians
  • Effect education policy


Involvement in the special education program of a child is a critical responsibility of each parent and guardian. Being informed about options, programs, and rights in special education assists you in making decisions that assure your child benefits from their educational experience. CAC meetings offer information about options in special education instruction, special services available to your child, and pending legislation affecting education. Time is set aside to provide parents and community members an opportunity to ask questions of special education professionals and to share experiences with other parents. Plan to attend the meetings and become a CAC committee member.

Meeting Schedule

 Meeting Dates  AND TOPICS                

  • November 12, 2019   
    • Local Plan Review
    • Community Advisory Committee Bylaws
    • Upcoming Election of Officers      
  • December 11, 2019
    • Local Plan
    • Topics for Future Meetings
    • Nominations/Election of Officers
      Chairperson, Co-Chairperson and Secretary
  • February 19, 2020
    • TBD
  • April 8, 2020
    • TBD

All meetings are held at the Lodi Unified District Office, Board Rooms B & C, 1305 E. Vine Street, Lodi, CA  95240 from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.