Special Education

San Francisco

Welcome to the CAC for Sped!

Fall Learning Plan

The Fall semester will begin on August 17. SFUSD has worked diligently to create a plan that incorporates health guidance, our district's priorities and values, and the input from our diverse community.

CAC General Meeting

NOV 19, 2020 at 5:30PM

Please join us this month for our joint meeting with the SFUSD AAPAC.


For the full agenda and additional information visit our upcoming meeting webpage.


Meetings hosted on zoom until further notice. Login information will be emailed directly to participants.

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Questions? Email us!

What is the CAC for SpEd?

The purpose of the Community Advisory Committee (CAC) for Special Education is to advocate for effective Special Education programs and services, and advise the Board of Education on priorities in the Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA). The State Education Code mandates that each SELPA must have a CAC and that a majority of CAC members be parents.

Becoming a member

Our members are dedicated families, educators and community members of SF. We ask that they:

  • Attend at least 7 meetings a year

  • Support with at least one outreach event

  • Communicate with board members when they cannot attend meetings.

For more info, see our Membership Page

OUR PRIORITIES for 2020-2021:

  1. Focus on institutional racism, systemic bias and equity in special education.

  2. Provide social emotional supports that address all students mental health needs post Covid19.

  3. Increase distance learning professional development and collaboration for general education and special education staff.

  4. Strengthen evidence based academic interventions for literacy and math.

Inclusive Schools Week is coming up - December 7-11! Find out more about the various activities at the district level and how you bring Inclusive Schools Week to your school site by visiting the SFUSD Inclusive Schools Week webpage.

SFUSD will be hosting a district wide online arts showcase as part of our celebration of Inclusive Schools Week. Please spread the word!


CAC Spring 2020 Board Report FINAL.pdf
CAC Fall 2020 Report to BOE.pdf

If you missed our Fall presentation to the SFUSD Board of Education, you can watch the recording below. The presentation slides (above) can be viewed and downloaded.

QUESTIONS or COMMENTS? Reach out to the Special Education Department at the links below.

CAC comments
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