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.

THE CAC HELPS COMMUNITY MEMBERS TO. . .

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

HOW CAN YOU BE INVOLVED IN THE CAC?

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.

MEETINGS:

     Dates:                          Location:                TOPIC:                                                                       

  • September 13, 2021                          Zoom Meeting                              Mental Health Services Available In Schools
  • December 13, 2021                           TBD                                                     Adult Transition
  • March 14, 2022                                    TBD                                                     Special Education Eligibility                 
  • May 9, 2022                                            TBD                                                     Alternative Dispute Resolution                            

All meetings are scheduled from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

If you have any questions please contact the Student Services/SELPA Department at (209) 331-7061.