CAC

for

Special Education

San Francisco

Welcome TO THE CAC FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION

WHAT IS THE CAC?

The purpose of the CAC/ Community Advisory Committee for Special Education is to advocate for effective Special Education programs and services, and advise the SFUSD 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.

CAC GENERAL MEETING

AGENDA

For the full agenda and additional information, please visit our upcoming meeting page.

LOCATION

This meeting will be hybrid, both in person at Support for Families of Children with Disabilities and on Zoom.

TO REGISTER

Registration links are posted on the upcoming meeting page.

Questions about our meetings or other topics? Email us!

Inclusive Schools Week December 5-9, 2022

CAC Membership

Our members are dedicated families, educators and community members of San Francisco.

For more information on becoming a CAC member, please visit our membership page. We currently have six openings. We are also looking for help with community events and our monthly meetings. Interested? Please contact us!

Congratulations to our 2022 AWE Award Recipients!

Each year we recognize and celebrate the individuals and groups who support, inspire and teach students with exceptional needs in the San Francisco Unified School District. We are grateful to all individuals who are allies to our students. Their efforts and kindness make a difference. Congratulations to our 2022 recipients. For the full list, please visit our 2022 AWE awards page on this website.

CAC Fall Board Report 2022

Did you miss our presentation to the SFUSD Board of Education this October? You can check out our report below or by following this link - https://bit.ly/CAC_Fall_Report or watch the video (the CAC presentation starts at 1:18)

Our Priorities for 2022-2023

Staffing Stability

  • Guidance on staffing inclusive classrooms, including co-teaching.

  • Guidance on case management of students with disabilities, including reducing the administrative burden on special education teachers.

  • Support of collaboration planning time and prep periods for general education and special education teachers.


Professional Development

  • Training for all SFUSD staff on Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles and strategies, special education core competencies, Multi Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) and school wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS).

  • Create asynchronous video modules for all staff on special education basics, inclusive practices, UDL, MTSS and PBIS.


Literacy

  • Take the findings of the curriculum audit seriously as students receiving special education services are general education students first and improvements to Tier 1 methods and instructional materials will support the needs of students receiving special education services.

  • Screen for reading risk, as is established in state and federal guidance


Mental Health and Trauma

  • Continue to address the Individual Education Plan (IEP) assessment backlog

  • Provide mental health and wellness supports to all students as well as training to all staff on Positive Behavior Interventions.

NEWS + UPCOMING EVENTS

BECOME A FOSTER PARENT!

More than half of San Francisco foster youth are placed outside of San Francisco because there are not enough safe, loving foster homes for them within our City. This separates foster children from their relatives, friends, anopd school.


When you become a resource foster parent in San Francisco, you allow a child to maintain those connections while building positive new ones. By providing a safe and stable home, you’ll see the child placed in your care learn, trust, and grow in extraordinary ways. The City needs additional foster homes so these children and youth can stay in our community and in our schools.


If you would like to help foster, adopt, or even mentor a foster child, please visit https://foster-sf.org/ for more information.

QUESTIONS for the SPECIAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT?

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