Upcoming Meetings and other information:
2012 - 2013 Meeting Program.
August 27th - Anti-Bullying Workshop Community meeting
Speaker: Dan Alba (Facing History and Ourselves)
September 17th - State of PUSD Special Education & Special Education Task Force update
Speaker: Dr. Michael Jason (Exec. Dir. PUSD Spec. Ed. Dept.)
October 15th - IEP Rights and Procedures
November 19th - Let's Discuss Our Local Plan - SELPA
December 10th - Mental Health
January 28th - Transitions
February 25th - Q&A forum with PUSD BOE candidates
2011-2012 Meeting program.
Sept. 19th - 'PUSD Special Ed./CAC - Nuts and Bolts' (Special Ed. 101)
Speaker: Dr. Blanco
Oct. 17th - 'Does the IEP process drive you nuts?' (Parent's rights and responsibilities)
Speaker: Rita Meza, TASK (Team of Advocates for Special Kids)
Nov. 21st - 'How to Help Your Child Deal with Anxiety'
Speakers: Drs. Palafox & Danis
Dec. 12th - 'Special Education in PUSD - Update'
Speaker: Dr. Elizabeth Blanco
Jan. 23rd - 'Open forum: The Search for the Next Executive Director of Special Education.'
Panel: Yolanda Mendoza, Chief of Human Resources,
Dr. Kathy Onoye, Executive Director of Elementary Education,
Steve Miller, Director of Human Resources.
Feb. 27th - 'Updates: Search for dir. of Spec. Ed. & Spec. Ed. Task Force'
Speakers: Leonard McLaren, Mike Costello & Warren Skidmore
Mar. 19th - 'How can we stop bullying?' - Community input requested.
Panel: - Ms. Sharon Lefler, Principal, Daniel Webster School, Ms. Marisa Sarian, Principal, McKinley School, Dr. Jennifer Smith, Vice Principal, Marshall Fundamental High School, Ms. Sonia Rodarte, Director of Child Welfare, Safety and Attendance, Pasadena Unified School District
Apr. 16th - 'Transitions: What to Expect, How to Prepare"
Panel includes - Jim Albanese, Principal Focus Point; Marcie Kohl-Peoples, PUSD Special Education; Jeff Cerveny, Teacher Blair High School; John Huntley, Teacher John Muir High School
May 21st - 'Your Voice, Your Vote' -
Topics to include: CAC Executive Committee election, CAC Bylaw revisions, Special Education Update by Dr. Jason, Special Education Task Force Update
CAC Meeting Minutes
CAC Meeting Agendas - English and Spanish
CAC Meeting Flyers - English and Spanish
Documents produced or discussed by the Task Force.
Procedure and Nomination Forms available for May recognition event!
Various files including inventory of services, local plan, organization chart, etc.
The Special Education Task Force submitted to the PUSD Board of Education final recommendations for improving the academic achievement of students served by Special Education.
These recommendations covered six broad categories:
* Every Student, Every School
* Collaboration, Core Curriculum, Classroom & Evidence Based Assessments
* Transitions & Extended School Year
* Professional Development
* Compliance & Monitoring
* Administration & Qualified Staffing/Retention
At the May 8, 2012 Board of Education meeting, the BOE directed the District to review the recommendations and come back to the Board with a formal presentation regarding its thoughts and an implementation plan
Minutes from previous meeting that have not been accepted.
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